In Tulsa County, the Tree of Life holiday display is a solemn reminder of the families who have lost loved ones due to drunk driving during the winter season. This year, the Tulsa Health Department Regional Prevention Coordinator Program (RPC) and the Stop DUI Task Force are partnering to raise awareness about the devastating effects of drunk driving through this annual event.
Community members are invited to share a photo of their loved ones lost due to a drunk driving incident to be included on the ornaments for the Tree of Life that will be showcased inside Woodland Hills Mall starting in December. The goal is to give a face to the lives lost and help people understand the true impact that alcohol abuse can have on our community.
Since 2014, the Tree of Life has served as a poignant symbol of the families in Tulsa County who are missing a loved one during the holiday season due to a drunk driving accident. Each gift on the tree represents a life lost, with the number of gifts corresponding to the number of people killed in Tulsa County due to drunk driving. Visitors can sign a pledge card near the tree to make a personal commitment to abstain from drinking and driving. It’s crucial that those who consume alcohol do so responsibly and make arrangements for a sober driver or use a ride-sharing service.
Photos can be submitted digitally through the Tulsa Health Department website or dropped off at three locations of the Tulsa Health Department during business hours between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. If submitting digitally, please include the name of