Verizon Keeps RDRC ‘In Check’
By Gary G. Toms
The Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation recently received a donation from the Verizon Company in effort to help support the organization’s computer training and job readiness program. The money, totaling $12,000, will be used toward purchasing computers and the development of programs, in addition to improving the training facility’s infrastructure.
The funding was provided after RDRC Executive Director Curtis Archer submitted several proposals outlining a need for financial support of the program. The presentation took place at the RDRC office, 1920 Mott Avenue. Bill Martin, Director of Community Affairs for Verizon (Forest Hills) presented Archer with the check. Martin has been employed with Verizon since 1991, and he was excited about Verizon’s contribution to the Rockaway community.
"Verizon is very happy to be able to play a role in giving people a chance to succeed in life. The money being donated today will provide opportunities and programs that will benefit many residents," said Martin.
City Councilman James Sanders, Jr., praised Verizon for their sizeable contribution.
"I am grateful that this initiative is taking place in Rockaway, and our people need to be prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. This program is a tool that will allow them to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead," stated Sanders.