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[vc_row type=”full-width-section” css=”.vc_custom_1511987351301{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;background-color: #3a4270 !important;}” font_color=”#ffffff”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The Precious Gems Memorial is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with our communities to increase public awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:26|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1512611884199{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”30″][rd_line color=”#7584bb” line_pos=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full-width-section” equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”top” css=”.vc_custom_1515375624046{margin-top: -35px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 35px !important;background-color: #3a4270 !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}” el_id=”video”][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/271471886″ align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full-width-section” equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”top” css=”.vc_custom_1512612577495{margin-top: -65px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 100px !important;padding-bottom: 35px !important;background-color: #3a4270 !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}” el_id=”OurStory”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1511981836399{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;background-color: #7584bb !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”One Decision” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:32|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text font_size=”22″ css=”.vc_custom_1512605482532{margin-top: -35px !important;}”]Educational Video[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”18″]At 2:50 pm on a sunny afternoon in Kill Devil Hills, NC, a repeat drunk driver ran a red light and crashed into a car carrying five high school students. One student, Michael Horner, suffered serious injuries. The other four students, Megan Blong, Amanda Geiger, Angela McGrady and Shana Lawler, were killed. The drunk driver incurred minor injuries. A jury convicted the driver of four counts of second-degree murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. She was sentenced to a minimum of 60 years in prison.[/vc_column_text][button t_color=”#7584bb” b_color=”#ffffff” t_hover_color=”#ffffff” b_hover_color=”#3a4270″ radius=”5″ url=”https://preciousgemsmemorial.com/our-story”]Learn More[/button][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1511985195646{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;background-color: #7584bb !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Learn More” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:32|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text font_size=”22″ css=”.vc_custom_1511982001903{margin-top: -35px !important;}”]Accompanying Curriculum[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”18″]Precious Gems Memorial has developed a curriculum in addition to their video to provide a valuable resource for educators. Meant to be used alongside the video. The purpose is to educate individuals about positive decision making and the risks involved with driving while intoxicated.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”115px”][button t_color=”#7584bb” b_color=”#ffffff” t_hover_color=”#ffffff” b_hover_color=”#3a4270″ radius=”5″ url=”https://preciousgemsmemorial.com/resources/curriculum/”]Read[/button][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full-width-section” css=”.vc_custom_1522013561307{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;background-color: #3a4270 !important;}” el_id=”Info”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1511990282539{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;background-color: #7584bb !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1511989991900{border-right-width: 2px !important;padding-top: 2% !important;padding-right: 2% !important;padding-bottom: 2% !important;padding-left: 2% !important;border-right-color: #3a4270 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Image Gallery” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:18|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1511989814514{margin-bottom: 7px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1512610501706{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]

Images of victims and vehicles after the crash.

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Statements read to the court by the families, providing an opportunity to express the impact the crime had on their lives.

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It is the goal of the founders to urge communities to become actively involved in promoting drunk driving awareness.

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Help support our cause in educating communities on the dangers of driving while intoxicated.

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“One decision, one milli moment in time and lives are irreversibly changed.” – Melissa Marvin (Convicted Drunk Driver)

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