Greater Washington July 4th SoberRide Campaign Suspended Due to Continuing COVID-19 Concerns Washington, D.C., June 26 – With Greater Washington localities still in the early to middle phases of easing public health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) announced today the suspension of its 2020 Independence Day SoberRide® campaign. WRAP, the organization conducting the region’s free safe ride service to prevent drunk driving, had similarly suspended its 2020 Cinco de Mayo SoberRide® campaign last month. The charity also offers its SoberRide® program on [...]
Greater Washington Nonprofit Urges Parental Involvement This Summer In Preventing Teen Drinking Falls Church, VA, June 8– Citing the fact that summer’s arrival also ushers in that contiguous period (May – August) when the greatest number of U.S. teen traffic deaths occur, a Washington-metropolitan area alcohol education group is urging for parental involvement to combat both teen drinking and drunk driving this summer. The Falls Church-based, nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is providing area parents of teens with “Tips for Parents.” WRAP’s tips, designed to inform Greater Washington parents [...]
Washington, D.C., May 18 – WRAP’s popular in-school Alcohol Awareness for Students program has moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic. The multi-media outreach effort using an interactive PowerPoint presentation, video and Fatal Vision® goggles to educate teenagers and young adults about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking and impaired driving as well as the importance of making safe, healthy decisions is now available, in both original and Driver Education editions, via WRAP’s YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/user/WRAPSoberride/videos. The 16-minute videos are narrated by WTOP News’ Andrea Cambron. Through the use [...]
Washington, D.C., April 3 – In adherence with federal guidelines to “slow the spread” of the COVID-19 virus and in concert with Washington-metropolitan area localities’ actions regarding venues where people congregate, the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) announced today that its 2020 Cinco de Mayo SoberRide® campaign has been suspended. WRAP, the organization conducting the region’s SoberRide effort, had similarly suspended its 2020 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide® campaign last month. The charity also offers its SoberRide® program on Independence Day, Halloween and the winter holidays and is provided throughout [...]
In adherence with federal guidelines to “slow the spread” of covid-19 and in concert with localities’ actions regarding venues where people congregate, the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) announced today that its 2020 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide campaign is suspended. WRAP’s 2020 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide program was scheduled to be in operation today at 4:00 pm (St. Patrick’s Day) and continue until 4:00 am tomorrow as a way to keep Washington-metropolitan area roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk holiday. During this period, area residents age 21 [...]
Washington, DC, Feb. 25 – Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), well over a third (39%) of all U.S. traffic deaths involve drunk drivers*, free St. Patrick’s Day Lyft rides will be offered to deter impaired driving throughout the Washington-metropolitan area beginning Tuesday, March 17th. Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide® program will be in operation beginning at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) and continue until [...]
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