Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Hazlet-based charity is collect gift cards, checks and online donations for the relief efforts in Oklahoma, as well as ongoing efforts after a plant explosion in Texas.
The RAINE Foundation is collecting gift cards at two local businesses to help in the recovery efforts in Oklahoma after a 2-mile wide Tornado devastated the area. Visa, Home Depot, Lowes and Walmart gift cards can be brought to IHOP of Keport, owned by Cliff Moore, and Perkins of Hazlet, owned by Ted Kozcon and Mike Marshall. According to RAINE President Mike Fabozzi, volunteers are finishing up efforts in West, Texas where a fertilizer plant exploded on April 17, before heading to Oklahoma. "They will be making their way up to Oklahoma by the end of the week to contribute there," he said in an email Tuesday. Donations can also be made online through the RAINE Foundation at www.rainefoundation.com. Donors are asked to type "Oklahoma and …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
RAINE Foundation will partner with the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) to create The Sandy Ground 26, Where Angels Play.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
On Saturday, March 16, the RAINE Foundation teamed up with 15 volunteers to restore the IFF Baseball Field on Jersey Avenue in Union Beach.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The RAINE Foundation received $10,000 in ShopRite gift cards from the Saker family.
The Saker family, which runs and operates 31 Saker ShopRites in New Jersey, has pledged $200,000 to several Monmouth County charities focused on helping the community recover from Hurricane Sandy. The beneficiaries include the Union Beach Disaster Relief Fund, Catholic Charities of Monmouth County, Project Paul in Keansburg, the RAINE Foundation based in Hazlet, the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, and The Middletown Disaster Relief Fund (MDRF). The MDRF will distribute $50,000 in supermarket gift cards, said Fund Chairman Tony Fiore. "Of all the towns that got walloped, Middletown got walloped probably the hardest," said Saker, a township resident, at a luncheon with organization representatives in the Route 35 Middletown store …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
UHC noted RAINE's enormous part in the local Hurricane Sandy relief efforts as part of the reason they donated the funds to them.
UnitedHealthcare gave the RAINE Foundation a $25,000 grant on Tuesday to help the Hazlet-based volunteer organization continue their relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Mike Fabozzi, RAINE Foundation President, expressed his appreciation for the donation, noting that the foundation plans to focus on helping school communities that were devastated by the storm. "We've already done a lot with Union Beach Memorial School," he said. Fabozzi explained that RAINE set up a school for the approximately 700 displaced students twice, first at St. Catherine's and then at Holy Family. The foundation also donated a number of items to the school, including 45 computers, printers, fax machines and school supplies. The foundation, however…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A bustling makeshift operation at the Beers Street School succeeds in bringing much-needed relief to Bayshore victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Energy was high inside the Beers Street School in Hazlet Sunday, with 200 volunteers busy putting sorting donations, putting hot meals together, and talking about their concern for the Bayshore victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Hazlet-based Raine Foundation, at the invitation of Hazlet Township Office of Emergency Management, is endeavoring to meet the urgent needs of people in Keyport, Keansburg, and Union Beach as the temperature dips and a nor'easter looms for mid-week. Raine Foundation co-founder Patti Dickens said the group had prepared nearly 18,000 meals by lunchtime on Sunday. Mike Fabozzi, Raine Foundation President, said, "People are running out of food that they have saved, and a lot of people are being told they have to leave …