"Safe Ride Plus"!
A little over a year and a half ago, our Frederick-Based nonprofit organization launched the wildly popular program known as SOS Safe Ride, an awesome & revolutionary designated driving service and mobile app that will transport you home from the bar, in YOUR own vehicle.
Since then SOS Safe Ride has grown exponentially, and we feel that we are now on the verge of creating something even more special than what we once thought was possible, and we think with your help, we can make that a reality.
So far, this is what we've been humbled to accomplish in our area:
- We've provided over 3,500 rides to intoxicated citizens in Frederick County
- Of that 3,500, over 1,500 of those rides were given at ABSOLUTELY NO COST.
- We've contributed directly to the nearly 15% reduction in drunk driving within Frederick County since 2014
- We've personally sponsored over 100 alcohol-serving events throughout the area including the Great Frederick Fair, Oktoberfest, The Maryland Craft Beer Festival, Alive @ 5, and much More!
- We've gained the support of over 100 bars/restaurants within the area
- We've given 5 scholarships to local college students, and also hosted 2 summer internships
- We've partnered with several organizations that take a stance against drunk driving, including Budweiser, Soldierfit, Allstate, The Ausherman Family Foundation, and Frederick County Bank just to name a few.
- And definitely many more things to come!
With our program, and our organization as a whole, we've always dreamed big. We're not just trying to drive a few drunk people home and call it a night.... moreover, we're trying to create a change in culture. We want citizens of Frederick County to live in an environment where they can be safe in knowing that not only will the roads be free from drunk drivers, but that the thought of getting behind the wheel while intoxicated would never even occur to someone in our area.
Our goal is to create an environment where there is ZERO excuse to drive when you shouldn't be doing so, especially with the availability of public transportation, uber, and of course your friendly designated drivers here at SOS Safe Ride.
Like any endeavor, the goals we're aiming to achieve are going to require a serious investment of time, energy and funding. So we’re turning to you, the incredibly passionate SOS Safe Ride supporters, advocates, and as we call you, family, to help us fulfill our vision and ensure that SOS Safe Ride remains as accessible & easy to use as it currently is, while also expanding our efforts into the rest of the week, and into parts outside of Frederick County.
With monthly patronage, or even with a One-Time donation, you will be personally thanked by everyone here at the Safe Ride Foundation in a big way, enjoying great benefits with SOS Safe Ride, including on-the-house and discounted rides, priority access, and on top of that, a personalized box of awesome goodies sent right to your doorstep.
Keep in mind that Safe Ride Plus is just that, a plus! It is by no means required in order to use SOS Safe Ride, and all the benefits that you enjoy now, are here to stay. Safe Ride Plus adds an icing on the cake, and also the peace of mind in knowing that you are directly supporting a worthy charity in Frederick County. All donations and patronage tiers are tax-deductible and the Safe Ride Foundation is indeed a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization recognized under all state and IRS Guidelines.
We've been blessed with the absolute best community on the entire world, and we're sure that with your help, SOS Safe Ride can serve as the foundation of a significant change in our community, and a valuable asset in Frederick County for years to come. We look forward to making SOS Safe Ride more, but better, and in advance...from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
The Safe Ride Foundation