Safe Rides available for Memorial Day
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[May 22, 2014]
LINCOLN – There’s a safer
alternative to driving for anyone who has too much to drink while
celebrating Memorial Day. On May 23-26, Safe Ride will once again be
available in Lincoln to those who need it. Safe Ride is a free ride
home sponsored by the Healthy Communities Partnership.
“Memorial Day celebrations oftentimes involve alcohol. The
Healthy Communities Partnership offers Safe Rides to help keep the
streets safer for everyone in the community. Our hope is that the
community will remember the service is available and that bartenders
will suggest it when necessary,” said Angela Stoltzenburg, Community
To receive a free ride home within the city limits on any of these
nights, participants can ask the bartender for a ticket. A Green Cab
company provides the rides and accepts the ticket as payment.
Healthy Communities Partnership is a collaborative organization
comprised of community agencies and private individuals striving to
create the healthiest community in America. It is supported by the
Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation.
Additional funding for the Safe Ride program is collected at Victim
Impact Panels held quarterly by Healthy Communities Partnership for
convicted DUI offenders.
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Communities Partnership on Facebook or call 217-605-5008.
received; ANGELA STOLTZENBURG, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP]
Healthy Communities Partnership
is a collaborative organization comprised of dozens of community
agencies. It is supported in part by the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare