By: Marri Gragnani
Americans United Against Destructive Driving or AUADD is a 501C3 charity organization that was founded in 2014 by William M. Piecuch, Jr. AUADD fights destructive driving in three ways all strictly on a volunteer basis, the first being teen education with their proven and highly endorsed daily planner and study guide. Discourages of destructive driving is also fought through Legislative action on state, national, and local levels. Lastly, the third way destructive driving is fought is through their victim service.
AUADD has a car donation program that facilitates vehicles directly between victims and donors. AUADD can help these victims in a couple of ways when they have no means of transportation. One way is that AUADD directly gives them a car so that the victim can get back on the road. Another way AUADD is able to help is through their partnership with LYFT. Because of LYFT, AUADD is now able to reach victims in 43 states and over 400 cities with free rides if a car is not accessible. In the Chicagoland area, AUADD has a van that locally drives victims of destructive driving 3 days a week to wherever they need to go.
Mr. Piecuch explains that, “Those are the three ways in which we really dig ourselves into, keeping the highways and byways safe.” Americans Untied Against Destructive Driving has several ways you can help. You can donate via a cash donation or old car that would be put to good use to a victim of destructive driving and AUADD will come pick it up, free of charge, you can volunteer at AUADD, and you can also take advocacy actions which include public letters of support, testimony’s, etc. If you want to learn more or get more information on this organization, visit AUADD’s website at www.AUADD.org or find AUADD on Facebook and Twitter.