Posted: Feb 11, 2010 11:52 AM by Laurel Staples
Updated: Feb 11, 2010 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON, DC - Mariah's Challenge spread its wings in an East Coast blizzard on Wednesday with representatives from the group and Butte Cares meeting with Senator Jon Tester in Washington DC.
The group has been there since Monday for a National Conference on substance abuse prevention. Dan Haffey is also travailing with the group, and told us that there are over 2,000 participants at the conference, but on Wednesday, the Montana group was the only one to leave the hotel and get a special ride to the Capitol due to the weather.
In fact, they took a white stretch Humvee to their meeting with Senator Tester along with a police escort. Once there they discussed with the Senator their concerns about prevention and the DUI fatality rates in Montana.
"Senator Tester listened to us and he's willing to help design or help us look at implementing programs to address some of these issues" Haffey said.
The group should be home Friday as long as the blizzard doesn't cancel their flight