Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Safe Ride Home Sudbury 2019

Things were pretty much a blur from mid-October through to New Years Day.

I am the Volunteer Coordinator for Safe Ride Home Sudbury, a volunteer driven designated driver service that takes people home in their own vehicles if they feel they have had too much holiday cheer to get behind the wheel themselves. I also do media relations, speech writing, training and a variety of other jobs.

The service media launch was the beginning of November and we took calls between 8:00 PM and 3:00 AM every Friday and Saturday between November 15 and the end of the year plus New Years Eve.

Pretty much from the time I got back from the Agawa trip, I was up to my neck in preparations or recovering from all night shifts. But we did respond to 1,074 calls for service and delivered over 2,000 people safely home, so it was worth the effort.

Once New Years Day dawned, work was over for another year. Except for the post mortem, planning improvements for next year, the thank you party for the volunteers and whatever else crops up.

Mascot Stewie, SRHS President Lesli Green and GSPS Constable Dave Hamilton
of the Traffic Management Unit at the Safe Ride Home Media Launch

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