The South Washoe DEMS has a number of community projects to help make our area a better place to live. You can learn more about these in the tabs below. If you would like to get iinvolved, please contact the person coordinating the project you are interested in. Together we can make this a better place to live.

RTC Bus Passes for Community Organizations

RTC Logo

The South Washoe DEMS donates RTC Bus Passes to various community organization such as the Reno Community Assistance Center,The Eddy House and the Northern Nevada International Center! One way we can help these organizations is to provide RTC Bus Passes. Staff can then distribute these on an "as needed" basis to help clients when they go on a job interview, a medical appointment, etc.

We kicked this project off at our 2012 Holiday Party and have continued the project into the future. Through November 2019, we have donated 304 single ride passes plus 841 Day Passes (formerly called 24 Hour passes) to the

The organizations need the adult Day Pass that cost $9.00 for 3 passes ($3.00/pass). Bus Passes may be purchased in four ways:

  1. Online at the RTC websiteOpen in a New Window, using a VISA or MasterCard – (No Username or Password Required)

  2. In person at any of the RTC pass outlet locations The list of locations maybe found in the RTC "Bus Book", on pages 10-11. (Click here for a link to the "Bus Book"Open in a New Window)

  3. Buy them from our Treasurer at any regular meeting (Check payable personally to the treasurer, not to South Washoe DEMS)

Going forward, we plan to continue this project into the future. Any Bus Passes you purchase yourself, bring them to any South Washoe DEMS meeting or call us (775-849-9585) and we will arrange to pick them up from you. Thank you for your continued support!

Clothing Drive

SocksIn January 2013, we learned from the Reno Community Assistance Center staff of the important need their clients have for clothing. Our Steering Committee then decided we would like to help so we donated $100.00 from our treasury and bought warm socks. These were passed out during our January, 2013 lunch serving and were very well received and appreciated.

Since then, we have continued to collect socks and underwear to hand out while we serve lunch during the fall and winter months. Begining in late 2017, after having representatives from The Eddy House speak to us about their program and needs, we started to collect clothing for them as well.

The Eddy House is particularily in need of socks, underwear and bras for homeless, runaway, foster and other at-risk youth (ages 12-24). 70% of these youth are male. Their 'Wish List' includes:

  • Women's Low-Rise Underwear (XS-XL)
  • Sports Bras All Sizes
  • Hanes T-Shirts Black (SM-2XL)
  • Boxer Brief Men's (SM-2XL)

The socks may also be donated at any South Washoe DEMS event.

Our KTMB Sign on Wedge ParkwaySWD Clean-Up CrewThanks to Those Who Were
at the October 12, 2019

In conjunction with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (ktmb.orgOpen in a New Window), the South Washoe DEMS have adopted Wedge Parkway - between Arrowcreek Parkway and the Mt. Rose Highway. Look for our sign as you travel south just before the library.

At least 3 times per year, we clean up debris on this stretch of road. KTMB supplies volunteers with orange vests and garbage bags.

Check back here or watch future newsletters for the date of our next "Clean-Up" next year. If you would like more information, please send us an email... We would love to see you at our next "Clean-Up"!

We would like to send a special thank you to Wally Prendergast who has coordinated this event for many years. We really appreciate all he has done! We would also like to welcome Berry Cernoch who has graciously accepted being our South Washoe DEMS/KTMB coordinator. Barry has been a frequent "trash picker upper" on many past clean-up events.

Here are some pictures - from previous clean-up events...

KTMB Clean Up 10/12/19   KTMB Clean Up - May 11, 2019
October 12, 2019   May 11, 2019
KTMB Clean UP - November 10, 2018   KTMB Clean-Up, March 10th
November 10, 2018   March 10, 2018