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Rotary Club of Steveston helps charity get on the road again

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:56 PDT, Thu March 19, 2020

Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (RCRG) has a new vehicle to support its programs and services, thanks to a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Steveston.

With the Club’s financial support, RCRG was able to lease a 2020 Nissan Rogue. 

The vehicle will be used to transport seniors to medical appointments and community activities, and even deliver their groceries. During the holiday season, it will also help move toys for the Richmond Christmas Fund.

“We last had an agency vehicle five years ago, and our programs and services have grown considerably since then,” says Ed Gavsie, president and CEO of RCRG. “So there was definitely a need, and the Rotary understood this. They offered their support without hesitation.”

Last year, volunteer drivers in RCRG’s Better at Home program completed 2,554 trips, getting seniors where they needed to go safely and on time.

The new vehicle, which has ample trunk space for walkers and wheelchairs, will make their job that much easier.

“It’s a tool for serving the community,” says Gavsie. “The vehicle will be out on the road nearly every day, making a difference in the lives of Richmond residents. Credit for that goes to the Rotary Club of Steveston.” 

To learn more about RCRG, including how to become a volunteer driver, visit

Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (RCRG) is a registered charity that serves as a hub for volunteering and giving. RCRG is also a direct service provider, operating a Child Care Resource & Referral Centre, the Richmond Christmas Fund, and a variety of Seniors Community Support Services.

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