Operation Red Nose is officially underway in the Hearst community.

Thursday night was the official launch of the 2017 national campaign that will see the Club Rotary de Hearst working in partnership with local police to make sure the community arrives safe and sound this winter.

Operation Red Nose provides a chauffeur service for any partygoers who need a ride home for themselves and their vehicle.

Thursday night marked the beginning of the 20th year of the campaign in Hearst.

In order to mark this occasion, the Club Rotary de Hearst has set a goal for the first time ever, looking to raise $20,000 through this year’s campaign.

To donate to Operation Red Nose you can do so in person at the Club Rotary de Hearst.