News

Almost 800 safe rides home provided

Operation Red Nose in Abbotsford and Mission provided a total of 768 safe rides homes over the holiday season.

This was a four per cent drop from the previous year. There was also a seven per cent drop in the number of volunteer shifts, with a total of 433 provided this season.

Christine Scott of PacificSport Fraser Valley, which runs Operation Red Nose in the area, said about 35 to 40 per cent of the volunteers were new this year, and it is hoped they will return for the 2013 campaign.

Meanwhile, the number of donations collected increased by 10.5 per cent over the 2011 total, coming in at $16,481.

Operation Red Nose is a designated-driver service provided during the holiday season. The service is free, but donations are accepted on behalf of PacificSport Fraser Valley, which provides travel and performance grants to athletes.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Station: Cowichan Woodwork, where art, craftsmanship and technology merge
 
Cyber ‘prank’ no joke to threatened teen
 
Station: Step inside Pine Lodge Farm
Island Savings, First West announce merger vote
 
Another Prince makes a Vancouver Island appearance
 
Human Rights Tribunal rejects smart meter complaint
Decorate for charity: Festival of Trees
 
At 46, Joe Mollin will retire
 
Old floor in good shape