A safe ride home for 69 029 Canadians over the holidays
Operation Red Nose just ended its 36th annual road safety campaign with positive results. The organization was successful in mobilizing no less than 48 606 volunteers in one hundred communities across Canada to safely drive home 69 029 motorists who had reached out for a safe ride.
In Alberta, 811 courageous volunteers braved winter conditions and their dedication allowed the organization to provide safe rides to 1 254 motorists during the festive season, proving the importance of the safe ride home service offered by Operation Red Nose.
« Even after 36 campaigns, I always find it extraordinary to see thousands of volunteers take part in our project. Their generosity and their dedication towards their community help make roads safer for everyone. I would like to sincerely thank them for their exceptional contribution and for every safe ride provided in 2019 » says Mr. Jean-Marie De Koninck, Founding President of Operation Red Nose.
Each year, Operation Red Nose is able to count on the support of many partners, including local police partners across Canada, non-profit organizations, as well as businesses and associations all join forces and contribute to the success of the campaign.
The dedication of volunteers, donations from clients, as well as the work of local non-profit organizations hosting the safe ride home service in their community make the annual road safety campaign possible over the holiday season. Together, these people help raise more than 1,9 million dollars which are entirely redistributed to support local youth and amateur sports organizations.