Pictured: RBREF President Paul Noglows, (center) presents RBR Board President John Garofalo (left) and Dr. Jim Stefankiewicz (right) with a giant symbolic check for $10,000 to establish the RBR Education Foundation Disaster Relief Fund. The fund provides loaner educational technology such as laptops, and calculators to RBR students who lost their technology in Hurricane Sandy.
Little Silver, NJ - Many of Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) students, who call beachside communities their homes, faced unprecedented catastrophe in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Some lost everything they owned. While the entire school community has rallied around its students and their families to aid in their basic necessities of life, the school’s Education Foundation (RBREF) moved quickly to make sure students did not have to struggle without another necessity in this cyber age, their technology. The RBREF recently established the RBR Education Foundation Disaster Relief Fund in the amount of $10,000 to provide loaner educational technology such as laptops, and calculators. Already, laptops have been purchased and distributed to those students identified with the most urgent need.
According to RBR Principal Risa Clay, the technology will remain with the students until they graduate high school. If they are still viable, these computers will then be recycled for other RBR students in need of the technology.
RBREF President Paul Noglows comments, “We were delighted to be able to move quickly provide this important program for our students in this very difficult time. This is what the Foundation is all about, to directly aid the education of Red Bank Regional’s students.”