2020 will forever be known as the year COVID-19 changed everything. Charitable organizations were hit particularly hard as businesses closed and donations dried up. VIREB members dug deep that year, donating over $70,000 to a wide range of charities, including food banks, the John Howard Society, the Salvation Army, hospices, RCMP Victim Services, Arrowsmith Search and Rescue, homeless shelters, women’s shelters, the BC SPCA, and the Red Cross.