Declining Donations Drive MADD To Trim Staff

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press


Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Citing a nearly 20 percent drop in donations, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is cutting staff at its national office and in 11 states, including West Virginia.

MADD national chief operating officer Debbie Weir said dwindling financial support has forced the nonprofit to make some difficult decisions.

Cuts will vary from state to state.

In West Virginia, two of the three paid positions were eliminated.

Weir said private donations, government grants and corporate sponsorships to MADD national dropped to $47 million last year.

Notifications to employees in Arkansas, California, Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia should conclude this week.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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