Superintendent David Healy hands to Administrative Secretary Clare Carbone a UPS package containing more than 65 gift cards totaling nearly $1,500. The donations represent the initial wave of support from the Toms River Regional Schools community to Beaumont, Texas. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Toms River community has adopted Beaumont as part of a Shore 2 Help campaign in an effort to help the Texas town recover from the devastating storm. Toms River Regional Schools’ donation is being sent directly to Beaumont Independent School District.
Update: Beaumont Independent School District received the donation package Jan. 9. In response, the district's Director of Community and Media Relations Nakisha Burns wrote, "This donation will help families greatly. Our Business Office and Internal Audit department will distribute gift cards to campuses. Thank you for assisting our school district!"