Operation Red Nose in need of volunteers

The University of Lethbridge’s Operation Red Nose campaign has been forced to cancel one of the program’s days this year due to a shortage of volunteers. Operation Red Nose is a volunteer run service that operates during the Christmas season to offer drivers a safe ride home at no cost, but instead with a donation. An official with Operation Red Nose says this campaign also helps to support Pronghorn Athletics, so having those volunteers is very important.  

“We have seen like a lot of people who are familiar with the service come back and use it. We have a lot of return volunteers as well. We’ve definitely had a lot of new volunteers this year. Lots and lots of student athletes have never done red nose before. They haven’t been able to the last two years. And so just kind of with the turn over on the graduating athletes and the new athletes coming in, lots have not done it. They weren’t familiar with Operation Rend Nose and then we also see that out in the community as well since Lethbridge has grown,” said Kathy Hong, Coordinator, Operation Red Nose.

Hong says they might be forced to cancel additional days if they can’t fill the spots. Anyone who is interested in helping can email the campaign directly. 

Angela Stewart

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