Fighting H.A.R.D. (Hit And Run Driving) 501C3 Organization is made up of professional members. Fighting H.A.R.D. raises awareness, educates, and provides resources for families impacted by hit and run fatalities. This organization is 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. Provide regularly scheduled meetings with victims’ families and supporters to assist in strengthening their ability to heal and move forward in their daily lives. Provide resources in empowering family members in building a support system. Support calls are opportunities 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, MADD, United Way, BAPI, etc. On a case by case basis, the organization shall provide immediate funeral costs to qualified low income families impacted.
- Increase volunteers throughout the organization
- Build partnerships with similar verticals
- Increase branding and awareness efforts
- Expand services within the local community
Implement marketing campaigns that includes 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 events, poster campaigns, website presence, documentaries, newspaper articles, radio, TV, and/or other programs will create innovative ways of sharing 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. Provide key items on pedestrian safety. Partner with St. Louis Public and St. Louis County Schools. Partner with MADD, Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Louis Public Safety, and other organizations to make St. Louis City and Missouri roads a safer place.