Operation Red Nose Raises Over $72,000

Operation Red NoseOperation Red Nose capped off another successful season by providing designated rides home to holiday revellers.

Safety Services Manitoba said on Thursday the service gave 3,709 rides and raised $72,646.67 in donations province-wide.

“We can’t thank our host communities and volunteers enough for helping us make this program such a success,” said Judy Murphy, president and CEO of Safety Services Manitoba. “Their dedication spread the holiday cheer and made Manitoba streets and communities safer.”

A total of 2,137 volunteers gave their time this year, and also helped to raise $10,350 more than in 2011.

“This year we welcomed Shilo to the Operation Red Nose family. They gave 116 rides over the season and raised almost $850,” Murphy added.

Winnipeg gave 1,293 rides with 803 volunteers and raised $33,457.45.

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