Fighting H.A.R.D. (Hit And Run Driving) 501c3 organization is made up of professional members headquartered in St. Louis, MO with a city and regional focus.
FAMILY/GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT
Provided to families impacted by hit and run fatalities. We are available for meetings or calls based on appointments with victims’ families and supporters to assist in strengthening the ability to heal and move forward in their daily lives.
We assist in identifying resources in empowering family members in building a support system. Providing a platform for support calls to discuss experiences, share ideas and provide emotional support to others impacted with similar circumstances.
The program will be offered as a listed support group and services to families impacted by hit and run fatalities through other organizations such as Missouri Victims of Crime, United Way, Community Mobility Committee, etc. On a case by case basis, the organization shall provide immediate funeral costs to qualified low income families impacted.
- Increase volunteers and supporters in the organization
- Build partnerships with similar pedestrian safety focus
- Increase branding and awareness efforts
- Expand services within the local community
Implement marketing campaigns to include local and regional media to discuss and highlight statistics along with individual cases. Attend trade shows, distribute collateral, conduct focus groups, target social media, PSAs, Ad space, etc.… The awareness campaign will include mass emails, events, poster campaigns, website presence, documentaries, newspaper articles, radio, TV, and/or other programs to create innovative ways of sharing critical hit and run information with the community.
ADVOCATE TO CHANGE HIT AND RUN LAWS
In the State of Missouri, if you leave the scene of an accident, the maximum penalty is a Felony D which carries a sentence of 4 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
We are proposing mandatory sentences, higher fines and a minimum 3-5-year suspension or revocation of licenses.
EDUCATE ON PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AND PREVENTION PROGRAM
Create an in-school program targeting new drivers. Push to update Missouri State drivers education manual to include updated information of the importance of staying on the scene in the midst of a hit and run. Partner with St. Louis Public and St. Louis County Schools, Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Louis Public Safety, and other pedestrian safety organizations to make St. Louis City and Missouri roads a safer place.