Greater Washington Individuals and Organizations Lauded for Their Community Service Washington, DC, October 23 – The nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) commemorated its 38th year fighting drunk driving and underage drinking today via the organization’s 2020 Annual Meeting and WRAPPY Awards ceremony conducted virtually due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. During today’s online Annual Meeting, WRAP bestowed the following honors: 2020 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD AAA Mid-Atlantic GEICO Glory Days Grill Inova Health System Lyft Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington WTOP News 2020 LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD [...]
Greater Washington Halloween SoberRide Campaign Suspended due to Continuing COVID-19 Concerns Washington, D.C., Sept. 30 – 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 Halloween SoberRide® campaign. WRAP, the organization conducting the region’s free safe ride service to prevent drunk driving, had similarly suspended its 2020 St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo and Independence Day SoberRide® campaigns earlier this year. The charity also [...]
Commonwealth of Virginia Launches 19th Annual Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI Enforcement and Outreach Campaign
Commonwealth of Virginia Launches 19th Annual Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI Enforcement and Outreach Campaign New data shows that more than half of men in Virginia ages 21-35 have driven after having a few drinks or been driven by someone who had a few drinks. Richmond, Va. – Today marks the launch of Virginia’s 19th annual Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI enforcement and public education campaign in Virginia. The enforcement will take place from August 26th through Labor Day weekend and resume periodically through key moments like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Eve. “2020 [...]
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 [...]
WRAP is a nonprofit [501(c)(3)], public-private partnership working to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking in the Washington-metropolitan region.