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Bill Fitzgerald surprises Richmond woman who is changing young lives

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 16:41:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond Cycling Corps is a non-profit that helps young men who have dropped out of school get back on track through the discipline of riding.

Every week, Rosetta gives everything she has to make sure they get lunch, and that they know their community is there to help.

These cyclists, including her grandson, may be working towards a G.E.D. and they have workouts on a bicycle or in the gym six days a week.

So sometimes three will show up for lunch, or as many as eight young men will find a seat at her table. She says she’ll cook until they are all fed.

CBS 6 Anchor Bill Fitzgerald surprised the Richmond woman who is all about building community in this week's CBS 6 Gives.

“Every week we do this celebration of someone or some effort that is doing something incredible in the community. So today it is your turn,” said Fitzgerald.

“You are the recipient of our CBS 6 gives because of what you do for the Richmond Cycling Corps, feeding these young men. They are trying to get back on track through the discipline of riding and you’re an integral part of that,” he added.

Fitzgerald surprised Rosetta with some gift cards to say “thank you” for everything she does.

“We know you are changing lives and we’re just so happy to be able to tell you that and the world that,” said Fitzgerald.

You can watch previous CBS 6 Gives segments here.