Evansville Non-Profit Logan’s Promise Offering Free Safe Rides Home Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day Weekend is here, the unofficial beginning of summer if you will, which likely means you'll be getting together with friends and family at some point to celebrate. Whatever those plans happen to be, make sure they include having a plan to get home safely when the night is over. There's no sense in ruining an awesome time by getting behind the wheel. To help make having that plan way easier, Logan's Promise is teaming up with ride-share service, Lyft, and Working Distributors to offer free safe rides home for residents of Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick, and Gibson Counties once the parties are over.
The Mission of Logan's Promise
Logan's Promise was founded by Charles Brown after his son, Logan, a student at Reitz High School at the time, was killed in March of 2015 after a drunk driver going the wrong way on University Parkway near USI crashed into the car he was riding in with friends. Determined to do everything he could to prevent other friends, families, and communities from having to suffer through the same type of tragedy, Charles formed Logan's Promise to share the pain drinking and driving can inflict on not just the victim, but those close to them as well.
Logan's Promise Safe Ride Program
In addition to sharing stories from those who have been impacted by a drunk driver, Charles decided the best way to keep people from getting behind the wheel after drinking was to offer an alternative way to get home safely. Through a partnership with Lyft and local businesses, the Safe Ride Program is made available periodically throughout the year (usually around holidays or large community events where drinking is likely to occur) to residents of Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, and Gibson Counties.
To take advantage of the offer this Memorial Day Weekend, simply order a ride through Lyft and use the promo code, SAFEMEMORIAL2023, and Logan's Promise will cover the cost of your ride home up to $25. If the price of your ride exceeds that amount, all you'll have to pay is the difference. And honestly, if the ride costs $30 or $40, putting you on the hook for only $10 or $20, that's WAY cheaper than the costs you could rack up if you were to get pulled over, or something worse, because you decided to drive when you shouldn't have.
It's important to note, the offer will only be available from 8:00 PM until 3:00 AM each night on Friday, May 26th, Saturday, May 27th, and Sunday, May 28th, and will only take you home. It will not take you to the next bar or party. One more thing to keep in mind, Lyft drivers are essentially independent contractors, so remember to throw them a couple of bucks as a way to say thanks for getting you home safely.
You can also access the offer by using the QR Code below.