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Local organization speaks to schools about drinking and driving


Back in February, 14 News met a Huntingburg woman who was trying to raise funds to organize anti-drinking and driving education programs at area schools.

Two months later, Michelle Sims says she has done just that.

Sims lost her husband in a drunken-driving accident in 2005 and started a small fundraising organization called 'Stolen Blessings.'

Her goal was to raise $5,000 to hire nationally renowned speaker Chris Sandy by selling t-shirts and holding a dinner-auction.

Sims says she received a great response from the community and was able to bring Sandy to five different schools in Dubois, Perry and Spencer counties this past week.

"This was our first set of presentations," says Sims. "So it was a learning experience. What my goal probably is about this time of year, every year. That would be my goal, to get a very good speaker into the area this time of year."

Sims says her next target is to organize events to keep teens from drinking and driving on prom night.

For more information about Stolen Blessings, you can visit their Facebook page by clicking here.

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