On a mission to connect school fire alarms to fire stations, the new nonprofit Ring the Bell Fund collected $20,000 from Facebook on May 2. The social media company is challenging others to match its donation.
"From the moment we learned about Ring The Bell Fund's mission, we wanted to help," said Tom Wirth, a Menlo-Atherton High School graduate who now serves as Facebook's facilities operations manager and board member of the Ring the Bell Fund. "Their commitment to keep our schools and communities safe aligns with Facebook's interest in being a good neighbor. We also want to encourage other businesses, community partners, and potential donors to help fund this need across the state."