Saturday, January 11, 2014
Safe & Happy
Chilliwack Mounties thank Red Nose volunteers, 700 sleigh rides raise over $11K
Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, RCMP UFVRD
he roads, streets and highways of Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley were again made safe this holiday season thanks to the efforts of Operation Red Nose volunteers.
From November 30 to December 31, 2013 144 volunteers gave countless hours delivering holiday merrymakers home safely after their Christmas festivities. Operation Red Nose was once again coordinated by the Sardis Kiwanis Club.
Last year’s partnership with the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Society was continued again this year and their office at 45877 Wellington Avenue became Operation Red Nose headquarters.
A total of 414 volunteer shifts were accumulated by 106 volunteer teams who travelled 15582 kilometers and raised $11647.91 in donations which will go to support youth programs in Chilliwack.
I personally wish to thank each of the Operation Red Nose volunteers for their time and effort in keeping the streets of Chilliwack much safer during this holiday season.
Perhaps most of all, I would like to recognize those who enjoyed festivities with friends and family but were responsible enough to utilize the services of Operation Red Nose rather than getting behind the wheel of their car; well done and thank you.”
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