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Record-Breaking Donation Received For Bus Pass Project
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From left, Alex Bianchi, donor Paul Fairbrook and San Joaquin Regional Transit District CEO Donna DeMartino share a smile after Fairbrook presented the transit service with 850 bus passes for those in need.

Longtime Stockton resident Paul Fairbrook began 2019 in a generous way. On Thursday, Jan. 3, he purchased 850 RTD bus passes to provide transportation for clients at St. Mary’s Dining Room, the Women’s Center–Youth & Family Services, Community Partnership for Families, Family Resource & Referral Center, Stockton 209 Cares, and the Gospel Center Rescue Mission.

With the help of friends and family – including his wife Peg Fairbrook and his friend Alex Bianchi – Fairbrook has grown his drive from collecting under $1000 in its first year to collecting $3,335 in 2019, breaking the previous all-time record in 2016 by $883.

In addition, RTD CEO Donna DeMartino and RTD staff contributed an additional $140.

“I am proud of Paul for making such a difference in people’s lives,” said DeMartino. “He deserves all the credit.”

Together, these contributions totaled over $3,475 in bus passes for the families that these organizations serve.

“This is the sixth year that people from Stockton and Lodi have donated money for passes to help the poor,” said Fairbrook. “I am delighted to be a part of it and proud of RTD for making it happen.”

For those interested in providing additional funds for this project, they may contact RTD at (209) 943-1111 to contribute.

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County. RTD’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region.