By Colleen Flanagan – Maple Ridge News
Ryder Moore stood on a chair at the Salvation Army on Thursday handing out rubber boots he collected himself to those most in need this winter season.
The six-year-old Grade 1 student from Kanaka Creek elementary started his rubber boot campaign after driving through the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver on Sept. 17 with his mother, Sarah Moore. There were people on the street without shoes on and it was pouring rain.
He wanted to give them his own boots to keep their feet dry.
A couple of weeks later he started his Ryder’s Rainboots campaign with the help of his parents Sarah and Mike Moore. His goal was to raise $2,000 for 50 pairs of boots to donate through the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries.