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RACC surprised with a donation for seniors in need

Posted at 8:21 AM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 08:32:34-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Most associate the hard work of the Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) with their efforts rescuing and rehabbing furry friends. But this year, the city animal shelter and their non-profit has focused their attention on helping the seniors in the community.

Director Christie Chipps-Peters and RACC are using their social media power to help raise awareness and collect needed items for the Richmond Department of Social Services.

"We’ve worked a few calls involving our senior community and their situations left us wanting to help them as much as we did their animals," she posted on Facebook. "Some of these people have nothing. No family, no guardian, no groceries, or clean clothes, and they can’t walk well enough to use public transportation to get anything they need. Add the restrictions COVID puts on everything and you have a truly heartbreaking life experience."

As part of our Month of Giving, CBS 6 Reporter Brendan King made a donation to the RACC Foundation to help provide the much need items to seniors without family support and who may go without this holiday.

“That’s so generous,” Peters responded. “Honestly you guys are so incredibly supportive and I just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I promise you every single dollar that you give will go to help saving a life human or animal.”

If you’d like to make a donation click here.

CBS6 Gives is assisted by Virginia Credit Union in helping spread joy and a helping hand in our community this 2020 holiday season.

Instead of donating gifts and supplies to RACC this Christmas, Peters asked those donations go to Adult Protective Services.

Needed items include:

  • chapstick
  • slippers
  • compression socks
  • towels
  • snuggly blankets
  • coloring books/crossword puzzles
  • kitchen items
  • non-perishable food
  • adult diapers etc

Donated items can be dropped off at 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue Richmond, Va. 23222