Op­er­a­tion Red Nose de­liv­ers 126 rides over open­ing week­end

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - Cit­i­zen staff

De­spite ex­pe­ri­enc­ing some tech­ni­cal dif­fi­cul­ties on its open­ing night, Op­er­a­tion Red Nose Prince Ge­orge de­liv­ered 126 safe rides home over the week­end.

On Fri­day, 65 volunteers, in­clud­ing 14 road teams, pro­vided 44 rides and trav­elled 1,159 kilo­me­tres in the process.

On Satur­day, 76 volunteers, in­clud­ing 18 road teams, pro­vided 82 rides, trav­el­ling 2,433 kilo­me­tres.

Red Nose or­ga­niz­ers ex­pe­ri­enced some tech­ni­cal dif­fi­cul­ties with their phone lines for the first two hours on Fri­day night, re­sult­ing in clients not be­ing able to reach them from 9 to 11 p.m.

“Dur­ing that time, we man­aged to dis­patch four rides through our so­cial me­dia chan­nels un­til the is­sues were re­solved. Teams were busy from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. pro­vid­ing 40 rides,” said Op­er­a­tion Red Nose spokesper­son An­drea John­son.

“We apol­o­gize to those who tried to get through to us early on and we thank ev­ery­one for their pa­tience as we worked to fix the is­sues.

“We did not ex­pe­ri­ence any tech­ni­cal is­sues on Satur­day night as clients reached out to us as soon as the phones were turned on at 9 p.m.”

Op­er­a­tion Red Nose will be back on the road Fri­day and Satur­day.

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