Safe drivers collecting coats

Advocacy group aims to raise awareness of road safety

Drop It And Drive, a safe driving advocacy group, is hosting its first “Show You Care With Coats” fundraising event on Nov. 29 at Sullivan Heights Secondary School, 6248 144 St.

DIAD founder Karen Bowman helped organize the event to gather donations of new or gently used winter coats to honour lives lost in the province due to preventable road crashes and raise awareness to safety issues facing British Columbians

The coat donations will be split between the Surrey Urban Mission and The Front Room and food donations will be given to the Surrey Food Bank.

Coat can be dropped off in Vancouver on the day of the event at Klein Lyons, 1333 West Broadway and food donations will be accepted at the event by the food bank.

The fundraiser will have members of Surrey Fire Fighters, the Surrey RCMP and Young Drivers of Canada in attendance and comes shortly after the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, which took place on Nov. 23.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the school’s lower parking lot

According to a DIAD release, more than 2,100 Canadians have been killed on roads and highways in Canada since January 2011.

For more information, go to www.dropitanddrive.com or www.remeberroadcrashvictims.ca

 

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