A friend's 2 yo was killed by a repeat offender drunk driver last week. Her 9 yo brother was critically injured with a fractured skull, but is out of the hospital now. The family and their community is devastated.http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,6796385.story
Community members are gathering for a benefit this Friday night. I'm wondering about having materials at the gathering about MADD: ribbons, bumper stickers, petitions to sign, donation forms, etc.
Can anyone speak to the effectiveness of MADD? We've all been hearing about them for years, but I don't know much about the organization and what it does.
For instance, are they well organized? Anyone able to speak to whether or not donations that go to the org get put to good use? Is there a huge bureaucracy that soaks up most of the money? Are they effective in their lobbying and advocacy?
Of course their own web site says they are effective, and I very much want to believe that . . . just wondering if there's an inside scoop maybe I've missed. Sad to have to ask such a question, esp at a time like this, but I want to be careful with people's hearts and donations and not just jump into something cause it sounds helpful . . . We're all so vulnerable right now so I want to proceed with caution.
Thanks so much.