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McDivitt Law Firm donating to COVID-19 relief in lieu of sponsoring cab rides home

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 19:31:36-05

A long-standing community service on New Year's Eve is not happening this year.

McDivitt Law Firm has been sponsoring cab rides home to give people a "a free and responsible option to get home after celebrating the New Year" since 2007. This year, to help minimize the spread of the virus, the firm will instead donate to coronavirus relief.

The law firm is donating $25,000 that will be shared between the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and United Way of Pueblo County’s emergency relief funds.

The McDivitt family is dedicated to the health and safety of the community and looks to help out in the best way possible.

"We know that people do rely on it, but again, we just figured that in the grand scheme of things, we could make a better impact doing it a little different this year," said TJ Bruyere, the Spokesperson for the McDivitt Law Firm.

If you do need a ride tonight, the Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with Lyft to provide 200 ride credits valued at $10. To receive the credit, you have to sign an online pledge to never drive impaired. CLICK HERE for the pledge.

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