Ongoing Tornado Disasters

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by the ongoing devastating tornado activity throughout the Midwest.READ will continue reaching out to school districts offering assistance to students in need. READ recently sent backpacks to Winchester, IN and Bedford, KY following tornado disasters. DONATE now to help!



Registration Now Open!!

2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Join READ on June 17, 2024 at the Ojai Valley Inn for the 2nd Annual READ Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds go to help fulfill READ's mission of providing assistance to school aged children following disasters. 

READ Responses - 2023 

In 2023, READ assisted students impacted by the tornado activity in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama, flooding in California and Vermont, and the wildfires in Hawaii.

READ assisted the following:
  • the town of Planada, CA and delivered 200 backpacks to their community.
  • Pajaro Valley Unified School District in Watsonville, CA and delivered 1,150 backpacks to their community.
  • Sent 85 backpacks to Autauga County Schools in Prattville, AL.
  • Sent 500 backpacks to the Pasadena Independent School District in Pasadena, TX.
  • Sent 20 backpacks to Cheyenne Public Schools in Cheyenne, OK
  • Sent 100 backpacks to Amory School District in Amory, MS
  • Sent 50 backpacks to Shawnee Public Schools in Shawnee, OK.
  • Delivered 302 backpacks to districts/schools in Vermont.
  • Sent 524 pencil bags with art supplies to Lahaina, HI.
  • Sent 55 TI84 calculators, 660 mechanical pencils, pencil lead refills, and graph paper to Lahaina, HI.
  • Sent 205 backpacks to Clarksville - Montgomery County School System in Clarksville, TN
In 2023, READ provided assistance to 3,463 students in need which exceeds the total for all of 2022. 

Donations are continually needed to assist students following disasters, please visit our
donation pageA donation of $10 will provide a backpack with school supplies for a student in need following a disaster. 

CNN Article - Why READ is a need

Please click to read a CNN article about extreme weather devastating schools and the impact on students. This is the reason READ was founded, to help students following natural disasters to get back to a sense of normalcy. More and more natural disasters are occurring and the need for READ only gets stronger. Please help READ with its mission!

Mission

The mission of Restore Education After Disasters (READ) is to provide K-12 students with a return to normalcy as soon as possible by providing prompt, skillful and cost-effective educational restoration services following a natural disaster.

Vision

Restore Education After Disasters (READ) will be an exemplary organization acclaimed for our national reputation, our innovative technique and our hometown attentiveness as we provide educational restoration services.

Core Values

- Humanity
- Integrity
- Teamwork
- Compassion
- Courage
- Commitment
- Community

Platinum Seal of Transparency!

We’re excited to share that our organization has earned a 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid! 

Now, you can support our work with trust and confidence by viewing our #NonprofitProfile: https://www.guidestar.org/Profile/84-4994797

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