RICHMOND, Va. — RIO Car Wash donated $2,849.50 raised during its May 23 fundraiser to the Richmond SPCA, a no-kill, private humane society, according to a press release.

Two RIO sites, located in Richmond and Midlothian, participated in the event, noted the release.

“We were thrilled to be able to support such a great organization, and we’re proud and thankful for those in the community that came out to support the event by getting their car washed,” said Jeff Small, owner of RIO Car Wash, in the release. “RIO Car Wash is committed to helping organizations that serve the needs of our community whenever possible.”

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The Richmond SPCA saves more than 3,500 homeless animals each year, reported the release. The organization operates behind the principle that every life is precious.

“Our community’s homeless animals are fortunate to have philanthropically-minded businesses like RIO Car Wash lend their support,” shared Robin Robertson Starr, chief executive officer of the Richmond SPCA, in the release. “Through this event, RIO turned concern for our community’s homeless pets into action by raising much needed funds that will save lives.”

RIO was founded in 1995 and has grown to four locations, stated the release. It uses biodegradable, phosphate-free wash solutions as well as reclaimed water.

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