Story by Sara Paul
This past Super Bowl Sunday, Kevin Lundell indulged in ten wings, four quesadillas, and exactly zero beers. The Green Bay Packers fan still watched the Sunday evening game, but more importantly, he put an important message out there: a short, humble Facebook post that could save lives.
“If you find yourself a little too tipsy or wayyy too intoxicated to drive home tonight, call me for a safe, non-judgmental ride home. I would rather see you in my car with me than dead, locked up, or killing someone else,” Kevin posted early on Sun., Feb. 3.
For the past few years, the Florida, NY resident has posted his free chauffeur service on popular party nights like Super Bowl, Thanksgiving Eve, and of course, New Year’s Eve. However, his friends know that his offer stands firm any time, any day.
“It could be a Tuesday at 2 a.m., and I’ll be out the door. With all of the drunk driving incidents going on, I think it’s just necessary to be a part of the solution,” comments the responsible resident and father of three.
“I value the privacy of my friends and family and would never share with anyone if they needed a ride; it can be embarrassing to some,” assures Lundell, adding that he is, “an advocate of social media if used correctly and positively. I’m trying to show my kids that things happen, and we can never be too ashamed or too proud to ask for help. That goes for a lot of things in life. So putting a post out there telling people to please be responsible, do the right thing, call me or another safe person to help you get home, then who knows? Maybe more people can offer things like this and we can keep our community safer.”
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