The Riverside East Rotary Club was recently awarded funds from the Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Relief Grant and, with club funds added to the grant, the club made a $1,200 donation to Riverside Public Utilities’ SHARE program.

The SHARE program assists low-income Riverside residents with utility payments and, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many who have lost income are struggling to pay their utility bills, according to a news release.

“We felt that this donation could directly help our fellow Riverside residents who are in the most need,” Tom Evans, the Riverside East Rotary Club member who spearheaded the project, said in the news release.

The club’s portion of the donation was funded through the generosity of Stater Bros. Charites, the title sponsor of Riverside East Rotary’s Show and Go Car Show. When the 2020 Show and Go had to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, Stater Bros. Charities allowed Riverside East Rotary to keep the sponsorship money. This will allow Riverside East Rotary to fund its community projects in 2020-21.

“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,” Riverside East Rotary Club President Matt Goatcher said in the news release.


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