Drive Safe needs volunteers, announces new hours
Jan. 14, 2005
KALAMAZOO--Drive Safe Kalamazoo, which provided 6,200 safe rides home for Western Michigan University students during the 2003-04 school year, has announced new operating hours and four volunteer training sessions during spring semester.
Drive Safe Kalamazoo is a student organization that provides free rides for students to reduce the potential for drunk driving in the Kalamazoo area. DSK now operates Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Student volunteers work in teams of two to provide safe rides home for students who call 345-0DSK (345-0375) and request a ride.
"As always, we love to take students home, but we can't operate without volunteers or patrons," says Ruthann Lapham, a junior from Redford, Mich., and DSK officer.
Lapham emphasized the continuing need for new volunteers and said that four one-hour training sessions will be offered during the next month. "Volunteers only need to attend one of the sessions," she says.
DSK Volunteer Training Sessions
Drive Safe Kalamazoo's purpose is to help make Kalamazoo a safer community. DSK gives free rides home to WMU students and their friends without asking questions about why they need a ride. DSK does not condone underage drinking, but recognizes that the underage population will drink and potentially drive, which poses a risk to the community.
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