Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Operation Red Nose Sets Weekend Record

Operation Red Nose has record breaking weekend

The word is getting out this year- drinking and driving is not acceptable.

This past Friday and Saturday night, ORN safely escorted home 278 partygoers, delivering 128 vehicles, driving over 3000 kilometres and raising an impressive $3602.05. All proceeds of course go to supporting deserving athletes and programs with Pacific Sport.

Like other community minded programs, ORN could not survive if it wasn't for the hundreds of volunteers and corporate volunteers, proudly donning their ORN vests to meander the streets of Nanaimo, escorting people home. An interesting trend developing this year is the number of young adults, 18-21, using the service. 

 “From a policing perspective, this is encouraging and shows us new drivers are just as responsible as others and realize drinking and driving can have deadly consequences" said Constable Gary O'Brien, RCMP liaison for ORN.


For a ride home this year, call 250-755-6969 and follow on Facebook at operationrednose. To volunteer this New Year’s email nanaimo@operationrednose.com

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