Celebrate the Season and get home safely with the Red Nose team

NANAIMO – Operation Red Nose volunteer rack up holiday season kilometres and donations.

  • Dec. 28, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Operation Red Nose volunteers racked up the rides and donations as the holiday season ramped up toward the new year.

During the weekend before Christmas Rudy, his 12 road teams and dedicate base team worked together to cover more than 2,700 kilometres between Ladysmith and Lantzville and bring 221 holiday celebrators and 1 puppy home safe and sound.

Operation Red Nose, hosted by PacificSport Vancovuer Island is celebrating its 19th year of service in Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Lantzville.

The confidential service leaves the driving to volunteers to get vehicle owners and their passengers home safely after holiday season celebrations or for whatever reason people do not feel fit to drive.

The service is free, but donations that support programs for local athletes, are greatly appreciated.

Call the Operation Red Nose hotline at 250-755-6969 between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Remaining dates for Operation Red Nose 2014 service are Friday and Saturday (Dec. 26, 27) and New Years Eve (Dec. 31).

Volunteers are always welcome. To learn more about becoming a volunteer or corporate supporter, please call 250-740-6572.

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