Nez Rouge launches final drive for volunteers

Most Quebecers know that if they've had a bit too much to drink, drive-home service Opération Nez Rouge is just one call away.

What most don't know is that the service requires an army of volunteers, up to 1 800 on the busiest nights, to run efficiently. Such is the case on New years eve.

Thus, spokesman David Latouche launched a final appeal for volunteers.

"One of the biggest nights for Nez Rouge is just around the corner: New Year's eve. We are recruiting just about 1 500 volunteers to be on the road on that special night", explained Latouche.

"That's 500 teams around the province. We're also recruiting 300 people to work at our headquarters."

He added he is confident the organization will reach their goals. However, he made it a point to remind people that the service is run for Quebecers, by Quebecers.

"I think it's important to remind people that the Nez Rouge is offered by the community, for the community, and that they need to partake in the Nez Rouge tradition if they want the service to be efficient every year."

Users can consult the organization's twitter account (@ORNose) on New Year's eve to keep up to date with waiting times throughout the night.

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