Operation Red Nose Numbers Down
Prince George, B.C. – Operation Red Nose failed to deliver 1,000 rides for the first time in seven years in 2016.
Spokesperson Andrea Johnson says volunteers delivered 872 rides this holiday season – the lowest total since 796 rides were provided in 2009.
In 2010 and 2014, a record number 1,123 rides were delivered.
But despite the drop, Johnson says she’s still pleased with how things turned out.
“Even though we did not reach the 1,000 ride mark, we’re overall happy with how 2016 unfolded,” she says.
“Forty-give per cent of our volunteers this year were new and they did an amazing job. We hope they’ll return to help us out in 2017.”
This weekend Red Nose delivered 210 rides – including 172 on New Year’s Eve.