Abbie DeLoach Foundation Seeks Partners to Join #HandsFreeForAbbie Campaign in April

Staff Report

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

The Abbie DeLoach Foundation (ADF) encourages organizations, community partners, individuals and students to join its #HandsFreeForAbbie pledge campaign starting in April to coincide with Distracted Driving Awareness month. The hashtag was created in honor of Abbie, who was one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students to lose their lives on April 22, 2015 due to a distracted driver.   

The website has a variety of tools for individuals and organizations to take the pledge and share it with others with downloadable pledge sheets, and social media images to help others make a commitment and make a pledge.

As part of its work in the community, ADF is helping raise awareness about distracted driving and encouraging drivers to commit to ending it. “We are dedicated to promoting safe driving in hopes it will save precious lives,” said Jimmy DeLoach Jr., Abbie’s father and president of the Abbie DeLoach Foundation. Stats from the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) showed there was 50,963 distracted driver convictions reported in 2022, which proves there are too many drivers in Georgia not focusing on the road.  

Steps to get involved:

Visit the HandsFreeForAbbie.comwebsite and take the pledge.

For organizations, provide your logo for inclusion on the HandsFreeForAbbie.comwebsite to publicly share your #HandsFreeForAbbie efforts.

Visit and download social media images and messages you can share to personal and organization social media channels, or to internal newsletter communications to employees or members, throughout the month of April.

Share the pledge and encourage your employees to make a commitment by signing the pledge sheet, which is downloadable and printable on the website.