Let’s Talk Self-Driving is catching up with our organizational partners to see how they are carrying their missions forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked Jason Frazier, Executive Director of Arizona Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), how his organization is continuing to support its members during this time of social distancing.
MADD is working to create a world without victims due to drunk driving, the leading cause of death on our nation’s roadways. Jason said the novel coronavirus pandemic has not changed his organization’s mission, and it may have even allowed more members to connect with one another through new virtual support groups.
“The bottom line is, we have not shut our doors, we are not closed down,” Jason emphasized. “Victimization doesn’t end because we are working from home or we have to do things by camera.”
Jason called technology MADD’s “saving grace.” While MADD's Arizona chapter typically holds support groups in its office for many years, their first two ZOOM support groups held during social distancing drew more people than the in-person support groups ever did.
“I believe MADD is going to reach more people than we have ever touched before because people have had to embrace this,” Jason said, adding that he loves seeing MADD’s partners stepping up to the plate and pitching in. “It really has been an amazing thing to be a part of.”
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