MADD Illinois proudly announces The Michael Collins Humanity Award
On Saturday, August 20, 2016, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Illinois announced that The MADD Community Award was being renamed The Michael Collins Humanity Award, in honor of Michael Collins.
The announcement was made at MADD Illinois' annual Law Enforcement Recognition Banquet. In the past, the MADD Community Award, now the Michael Collins Humanity Award, was given to an individual or organization that demonstrates fellowship with others as the result of the sharing of similar attitudes, values, interests and goals with respect to MADD’s mission and the overall desire for the improvement of the quality of life in their community.
“Jim and Kelly Collins are wonderful people who have had the ultimate tragedy bestowed upon them and that is the loss of a child. The Collins family and The Michael Collins Foundation have been extremely generous to MADD Illinois and have donated considerable funds, as well as their time and leadership that has allowed for MADD to further pursue its mission to stop drunk and drugged driving, prevent underage drinking and provide services to victims of the violent crime,” said Sam Canzoneri, State Executive Director of MADD Illinois.