From January through April, Wellington residents now have the opportunity to utilize a free safe ride service on Sunday evenings. The program started Sunday, Jan. 31.
Months in the making, the Wellington Safe Ride Service will operate on Sunday nights from 10:30 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. The service ensures that all passengers have a fun and responsible night. Three buses chaperoned by volunteers will be available to shuttle individuals from their homes to the Grille Fashion Cuisine to the Players Club and then home.
Conceptualized by Wellington resident Romain Marteau, the program will be available to not only those within the equestrian community, but to all Wellington residents.
“On Sunday nights, plan for a safe ride home with one of our insured and licensed drivers,” Marteau said. “We are working very hard to make this program a viable option for those who feel they cannot drive safely or are just tired after a long day. It is an important factor helping to protect the community and create a secure environment.”
Free Ride Sundays is a nonprofit program run by volunteers. Sponsors are being sought for the remaining weeks.
“We want this to be a service that Wellington residents use. It will benefit the entire community as a whole,” Marteau explained. “Please consider donating so that we can make certain that Free Ride Sundays continue not only throughout circuit this year, but also for years to come. We welcome any monetary donations. If you cannot or do not want to donate money, please consider volunteering to be a chaperone one Sunday evening.”
To donate or volunteer, visit www.crowdrise.com/freeridesundaysfundraiser/romainmarteau or www.facebook.com/freeridesundays.