New Year’s Eve safety resources available to Va. Guard

LogoSANDSTON, Va. — New Year’s Eve is a great time to celebrate accomplishments and new beginnings with family and friends, but members of the Virginia National Guard should be mindful of their responsibility to remain vigilant and safe during this holiday.

For that reason, the following resources have been made available to the Virginia National Guard community:

To reach a chaplain, please call (434) 298-6106 or e-mail or Tweet @papachappy.

To reach someone at the Veterans Crisis Hotline, please visit the following link: or call (800) 273-8255.

To contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline please visit the following link: or call (800) 273-8255.

If you find yourself unable to drive this evening, there are several free programs available throughout Virginia:

– Tidewater area: Call AAA Tidewater Virginia’s Tow-To-Go service at (757) 631-1700.

– Charlottesville area: Call Charlottesville Yellow Cab at (434) 295-4131.

– NOVA area: Call SoberRide at (800) 200-8294.

– Richmond area: Call Napoleon Taxi at (804) 354-8294.

For additional tips on holiday safety, please visit the following link:

For tips on staying safe using social media, please visit the following link: