Raised more than $34,000 and received national partnership award

CARCHEX, the industry-leading provider of direct-to-consumer Vehicle Protection Plans, reported that in 2015 it raised a total of $34,841 for Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD). This brings the company’s two-year fundraising total for the organization to $57,041.

“Our corporate purpose is to protect Americans by helping to save lives on our nation’s roadways,” said CARCHEX CEO Jason Goldsmith. “Our employees believe strongly in this purpose and have been very supportive of MADD with their time and energy. Our partnership is strengthened by their continued commitment to this important cause and exemplified by our own Executive Vice President Joe Campanella being named co-vice chairman of fundraising of the MADD Maryland advisory board.”

Out of its total donations, CARCHEX raised $7,716 for MADD Maryland’s Walk Like MADD 2015 walk-a-thon. Employees, along with their families, friends and strategic business partners, participated in this event along the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.

CARCHEX’s commitment to MADD was recently recognized as a Strategic Alliance Partner. CARCHEX was presented this honor at the MADD Difference Makers Luncheon in June 2015.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts in support of MADD,” said Joe Campanella, executive vice president of CARCHEX. “Through my role on the MADD Maryland board, I see the great work they do in our communities. We will continue to support those efforts and grow our relationship with MADD in 2016.”

“MADD is proud to partner with CARCHEX for two years running,” said MADD National President Colleen Sheehey-Church, whose 18-year-old son Dustin was killed by an underage drunk and drugged driver. “CARCHEX’s support will help MADD further our mission efforts to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, serve the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking.”

About CARCHEX

CARCHEX is the industry-leading provider of direct-to-consumer vehicle protection plans. Protecting automotive consumers for more than 16 years and providing exceptional customer service has translated into an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau. For more information about CARCHEXCare Vehicle Protection Plans, visit www.CARCHEX.com.

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD changed American culture by introducing the “designated driver” in 1986 and related red ribbon awareness campaign Tie One On For Safety® now in its 30th year. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® is marking its 10th anniversary and reducing drunk driving fatalities by 25 percent since its launch. MADD supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, providing a service every four minutes through local victim advocates and the 24-Hour Victim Help Line 1-877-MADD-HELP. Power of Parents®and Power of Youth® programs reduce underage drinking. Learn more by visiting madd.org or calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

Published in Newsroom by Lawrence on February 12, 2016