Sponsors, volunteers and organizers gathered at the OPSEU Union building on November 9 to officially launch the first ever Operation Red Nose campaign in Cornwall.
Operation Red Nose will be offering free designated driver service to citizens who don't want to get behind the wheel following an evening of celebrating with friends, family and co-workers during the holiday season.
Each Friday and Saturday, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., starting on November 25 until December 31, citizens can call 613-362-9099 to be picked up along with their vehicle and be driven home safely.
Allstate Cornwall Agent and Kinsmen Club of Cornwall member Ray Eady announced that Rik Saaltink, who lost his daughter in a car accident a few years ago, will be the honorary Chair for Operation Red Nose.
"I'm delighted to be a part of something that is going to make a difference," explained Saaltink, who is also the Chair of the St. Lawrence River Institute.
Although the ride home is considered "free," donations are encouraged and all proceeds from Cornwall's Operation Red Nose will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall's Afterschool Program.
Seaway GM's Mike Carriere will be a volunteer driver this year in an all-new 2012 Chevy Orlando. Volunteer applications can be picked up at Seaway News, Computer Sense Cornwall, Earthway Family Chiropractic and Allstate Insurance or at www.operationrednose.com.