Fairfield University students raise money for MADD

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Fundraiser latest student service project led by students living near the beach

 MADD projectWHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 10 a.m.

 WHERE: Town of Fairfield Police Department, front lobby, 100 Reef Road, Fairfield, Conn.

 WHAT: Fairfield University students living near the beach in Fairfield will present a check for $1,100 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The money was raised at a recent fundraiser.  

WHO: Fairfield Police, MADD and University officials will be on hand for the presentation, along with student members of The Beach Residents Association Group (BRAG), a University student organization comprised of students living near the beach.

WHY: With help from the Town of Fairfield Police Department, Fairfield University seniors raised more than $1,100 to benefit MADD. The Beach Residents Association Group sponsored a 'Taco Loco food truck fundraiser'near the Sea Grape, charging $2 per taco with every dollar raised going to MADD.  "The event was a huge success," said Storm Miller '15, an organizer and Management major in the Dolan School of Business. "Lots of students turned out for it as well as neighbors."

MADD works in more than 600 communities across the country, and has more than 1,400 trained victim advocates on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support victims with comfort or legal assistance. 

"I'm completely amazed by the support of the Fairfield University student body," said Jennifer R. Owen, walk manager of MADD, in the Connecticut State Office. "Fairfield University has taken our mission to heart, and is working hard to raise awareness."                                                            

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 13, 2014

Vol. 47, No. 110

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