A regional chapter of the Florida RV Trade Association matched donations from visitors who attended the St. Johns County Fall RV Show in October to raise $5,800 for St. Augustine Youth Services, the St. Augustine Record reports.
Admission to the show was free, but dealers asked for donations to benefit the local nonprofit agency.
“We’re very grateful for all the visitors who made so many voluntary donations,” said John Schuster, president of the local chapter of the Florida RV Trade Association. “We had a very good show, and thanks to the generosity of our visitors, we’ve made a significant donation to the nonprofit agency to help them provide support to many kids in our community who need it.”
St. Augustine Youth Services has provided food, shelter, care and therapeutic treatment for children since 1989, usually due to the trauma of abuse or severe neglect. Donations help the agency maintain its campus where the 30 boys, ages 6 to 18, can live, learn, heal and grow.
The third annual St. Johns County Fall RV Show attracted nearly 2,700 people to the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Elkton.