When Christine Testa, a speech therapist at Pomerado Elementary School, told her father about the distance learning needs her students were encountering. Alan Turner, Christine’s father and membership chair for the Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo began to raise funds specifically for distance learning needs at Title I elementary schools in the Poway Unified School District (PUSD). 
In a short time, Alan raised funds from Rotary members.  Mike Fuqua, the president of the Rancho Bernardo Rotary club’s foundation provided an additional matching gift. Together they donated over $6,000 to the PUSD Foundation specifically for students and families in need of hotspots, Internet access, headphones and other equipment to help ensure students are able to learn and work at home. 
Photo:  Valley Elementary School was one of the first recipients of funding for hotspots devices.  Pictured above are: Veronica Tapia a counselor at Valley, Christine Testa, Dolores Canizales,  Alex Robertson the  Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club president, along with Alan Turner and Mike Fuqua.