Long-time volunteer makes big donation to Rio Rancho Public Schools

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Rio Rancho Public Schools received a $1 million gift from one of its long-time mentors.

Captain Bruce Gustin says he fell in love with New Mexico so he retired here. To keep himself busy, he volunteered as a reading coach for Eagle Ridge Middle School.

He’s now been there 12 years getting students prepared for college. Gustin says his donation is just another way that he can help.

“I looked around for a place that I wanted to donate the money. I just can’t think of an organization… now that I’m involved with the school district, I know they need money. They need financial support,” he said.

Gustin says the money will help buy digital school books and other technology for the classroom.

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