WESTMINSTER - A group starting a Carroll chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving needs volunteers for the red-ribbon campaign and to help with future projects.
The group will begin meeting at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in Room 101 in the Church of the Open Door on Route 140.
The next meeting will be Dec. 6.
Last week's meeting was the second for the group. Carroll County is still part of the Northern Chapter of MADD, which is based in Towson and includes Harford, Cecil and Baltimore counties and Baltimore.
Forming the Carroll chapter will take several more weeks, said Shirley Hampt of Westminster.
Hampt volunteered to lead the group, and said she had previously been involved only through contributing money to the Northern Chapter.
"I've been very fortunate I am not a victim, just a concerned citizen," she said.
Hampt said she and the other organizers need volunteers to help cut red ribbons and staple them to fliers to distribute among the community.
MADD chapters all over the country distribute the red ribbons, already found tied to the antennae or door handles of many Carroll County cars.
"(The ribbons mean) to tie one on for safety, to let people know we are taking a stand against drunk driving," Hampt said.
Hampt said 33 people came to the last meeting, including 12 new people who had not been to the first meeting. That initial meeting drew 42 people, many of whom were candidates and public officials.