Continued Support from Investors Foundation Aiding in Rip Current Awareness

September 9th, 2021

Thank you to Investors Foundation for continuing their support of New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium’s (NJSGC) efforts in promoting the “Ocean Hazards and Beach Safety” Rip Current Awareness Program. 

Jodie-Ann McDonald and Lauren Johns (from left) of Investors Bank present grant award to (from right) Diana Burich, Director of Education, Debra Burd, Fiscal Officer and Deborah Quinn, Office Manager.

This $2,500 grant will continue to directly support NJSGC’s interactive “Ocean Hazards and Beach Safety” outreach presentation, which will now be offered at no charge to schools, libraries, community and other groups throughout Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties from now through June 2021. 

***Given the current situation, we are now presenting this program virtually through Zoom or Google Meets video conferencing. For more information, please contact NJSGC’s Education Department at***

“According to the National Weather Service, approximately 100 people drown in rip currents in the U.S. on an annual basis. While NJ’s lifeguards do a fantastic job of keeping beachgoers safe, it is very important for swimmers themselves to know about potential rip currents and how to handle themselves if they should be accidentally caught in one. This program teaches people about the importance of swimming safely in the ocean in a way that is easy to understand and fun to learn, and this funding makes it more accessible to the general public.” 

– Diana Burich, NJSGC Director of Education 

Please click here to learn more about NJSGC’s Rip Current Awareness program. We also offer these educational resources and materials.

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Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $25 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

About the Investors Foundation

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing.  Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.

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