FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 15, 2020
PLEASE CONTACT: RICHARD LEMIRE
RIVERSIDE EAST ROTARY CLUB DONATES TO RIVERSIDE SHARE PROGRAM
The Riverside East Rotary Club was awarded funds from The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Relief Grant and supplemented it with club funds in order to make a $1,200 donation to Riverside Public Utilities SHARE program. This program assists low-income Riverside residents with utility payment assistance. As a result of COVID19, many residents who have lost their income are struggling to pay their utility bills.
“We felt that this donation could directly help our fellow Riverside residents who are in the most need.” said club member Tom Evans, who spearheaded the project.
The club’s portion of the donation was funded through the generosity of Stater Bros. Charities, the Title Sponsor of Riverside East Rotary’s Show and Go Car Show. When the 2020 Show and Go had to be cancelled due to COVID19, Stater Bros. Charities graciously allowed Riverside East Rotary to keep the sponsorship money. This will allow Riverside East Rotary to fund its community projects in 2020-2021.
Riverside East Rotary Club President Matt Goatcher said, “We deeply appreciate Stater Bros. Charities and all the 2020 Show and Go sponsors and participants who donated their funds to our club so that we can continue to serve our community.”