WINNIPEG — Operation Red Nose was the safe choice home for more than 4,000 Manitobans over the holiday season.
Safety Services Manitoba released its final numbers Friday as part of the annual volunteer-run service, which sees revellers arrive home in their own vehicles with the help of a three-person team.
“Year after year, Operation Red Nose demonstrates its value to our communities,” said Judy Murphy, president and CEO.
“The service, through generous donations from our riders and sponsors, helps support youth sports in our province while also putting the spotlight on the issue of impaired driving.”
During the 2019 holiday season, 2,370 volunteers gave 4,443 rides in 11 communities across Manitoba, raising more than $95,000 for a variety of youth organizations in the province.
“Even though Operation Red Nose only runs during the holidays, there are always other alternatives. Take a cab, a bus, designate a sober driver or plan to stay at a friend’s house or hotel,” Murphy added. “Don’t drive impaired.”