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Earlier this month, KULR-8 told you about a man who's giving free rides to help prevent drunk driving. All donations he receives goes towards charity to help families effected by drunk drivers. 

Local businesses are getting behind Justin Huckaby and helping support him.

Justin Huckaby says he never imagined just wanting to help the community would turn into a local phenomenon. Since handing out these business cards that read: "Free shuttles. Tips appreciated," he's received back to back calls on weekends about getting people home safely and for free.

Local businesses support what Huckaby's doing and are helping any way they can.

"I needed a ride home, he gave me one for free and I was like you should turn this into a business. He's like that's a good idea.' So he ran with it," Kalin Roberts with Platinum Plus Pawn said.

Roberts says Huckaby is a regular customer at the pawn shop. Because Huckaby is supporting the community, Roberts says he wanted to support him with some gadgets.

"A GPS unit, a Go-Pro, phone chargers, anything he needs the night of taking people home," Roberts said.

iDoctor, owner and operator, Kyle Nelson says he brought Huckaby on his weekly webcast, 'iDoctor After Hours,' and loved his cause.

"I thought it was going to be one of those things where a good samaritan does for a little bit and doesn't really have thought out, means well, but doesn't really realize the scope of the problem. Justin and his wife have this all figured out. I mean, they are already having more calls than they can handle. They are already being talked to by bigger cab companies and ride-sharing services. I mean, they know what they're doing and they're doing it for the right cause and the fact that it's all a charity is even better. We hooked him up with a phone, a car mount to support so he can use it as a GPS location, a case, screen protector," Nelson said.

The ride-sharing service Nelson is talking about is Uber. With a promo code, Uber says code holders will receive a free ride. Then after that, Uber will take $5 from every ride and will donate it t o Huckaby's charity, Strong Arm.

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