February 18 market the one year anniversary of the formation of Restore Education After Disasters. All the paperwork to form the non-profit took almost 11 months. READ received its 510c3 status in late November in time to put together a Giving Tuesday campaign. READ raised enough funds to purchase school supplies and backpacks for 500 elementary aged students. They have been packed and are ready to be distributed when disaster strikes. It has been a slow go to get READ off the ground, but year 2 will be a year to remember. Partnership development is beginning and fundraising is kicking off. Goodbye 2020, hello 2021, READ is here to help in time of disaster.