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Emergency Appeal

A message from MADD Colorado’s State Executive Director:

Just a short time ago, I could never have imagined the need for an emergency appeal like this. 

First and foremost, I hope that you, your family, and friends are as safe as possible right now, and I want to thank you for taking the time to read this. We are grateful that you are part of the MADD Colorado family. 

The reality is, because of COVID-19, MADD Colorado is now facing an unprecedented financial crisis never before seen by our organization. 

At this point, we don’t know when we will be able to resume events like the Law Enforcement Appreciation events or even Walk Like MADD that we count on to fund our victim services, prevention and education programs. This uncertainty means over 84% of our income stream is now at risk. If we don’t act now, this pandemic will have an unimaginable impact on our victim support services and life-saving programs. 

I really need your help. Our victims and survivors need your help.

Please, would you join me by making your most generous gift ever to help my team and I get through this crisis? You can donate online now at:

While some parts of our lives are on hold, DUI crashes continue to happen, cases move forward, and victim/survivors need support as much as ever. 

We have been here before. After the 2008 recession, MADD Colorado rebounded and grew to serve more victims and survivors than ever before. We did that together. So, I know deep down we can get through this. But only with your help

Right now, our focus is 100 percent on ensuring our mission-critical services here at MADD Colorado continue to be available to victims and survivors in urgent need. 

At the same time, we are working hard to develop innovative new ways to deliver our victim services and support groups online and in-home in the weeks and months ahead. 

While DUI incidents are down at present because of stay-at-home orders, we anticipate that drunk and drugged driving crashes, deaths, and injuries will surge as the pandemic passes, travel restrictions are lifted, and bars and restaurants reopen. We need to be ready to support our law enforcement partners in keeping our roads safe. Unfortunately, it’s also likely that many victims and survivors will need our services urgently.   

MADD Colorado has led the way in supporting drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors for 37 years. With your help we will continue to do this – led by our strong victim services team, volunteers, and law enforcement partners. 

Please help us continue to direct this focus where it is needed most right now – by making a donation that provides support to victims and survivors who continue to deal with the tragic impacts of an impaired driving crash. 

Right here. Right Now. You can make a difference. Please donate today at

We hope that you and your loved ones stay safe during this uncertain time. Thank you for being a part of the MADD Colorado family! 


Fran Lanzer 

MADD Colorado Executive Director 


If you have respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, please call your doctor. It is important to call ahead before going to see a doctor or emergency room to prevent the spread of illness. You can find more information here:

MADD’s supportline continues to be available for victims and survivors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-877-MADD-Help. 

Colorado Crisis Services provides confidential and immediate help for any mental health, substance use, or emotional concern, 24/7/365. Call 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak with a trained professional who will provide immediate support and connect you, or someone you know, to further resources.