Marlboro High School Students Raise $12,000 for Superstorm Sandy Relief
The Freehold Regional High School District announces on behalf of Marlboro High School (MRHS), that a generous donation of $12,000 has been made to Waves for Water for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. Waves for Water is a non-profit organization that provides impoverished countries with access to clean water. After Superstorm Sandy, Waves for Water initiated relief efforts to help families impacted by the storm in the states of New Jersey and New York.
Under the leadership of MRHS teachers Dave Kretzmer and Tim McGeough, the students raised the funds through an annual event known as Battle of the Classes. "This year we decided to donate the proceeds to Sandy relief efforts instead of to the girl's tennis and soccer parent organizations," shared Tim McGeough. "We raised the price from $5 to $15 in hope that we would raise more money to donate to the cause. We did have fear that we would not sell out because of the increased price, however that was not the case," he added. Battle of the Classes sold out this year, allowing the school to make the $12,000 donation to help those hardest hit by the storm.
McGeough said students and staff chose Waves for Water because they wanted to donate to a grassroots organization with a reputation for directly providing relief for those with the greatest need.