Sea Bright Rising is a nonprofit organization devoted to the relief of the needy and/or displaced and general recovery of the town of Sea Bright as a result of the devastation created by Hurricane Sandy. Sea Bright Rising Founder Chris Wood, owner of Woody’s Ocean Grille in Sea Bright was on hand at The Downtown in Red Bank to receive a check for $5,000 from Sawtooth Founder Bill Schmermund (also a shore resident). Employees also hosted a 50/50 and raffle to raise additional money at the event. Founded in 1988 by Bill Schmermund, Sawtooth specializes in consumer-focused advertising and marketing campaigns for leading national companies that have included Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, McCormick Spice, Coldwell Banker, PNC, Beechnut Baby Food, Blue Buffalo Pet Food and Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, among others. According to Sawtooth Partner Kristi Bridges, “We chose Sea Bright Rising because it has been a huge part of the lives of many of our employees. Many of them grew up going to the beach there and many of us have watched our kids grow up there. We also have an employee that lives there.” For more on Sawtooth Group, visit www.sawtoothgroup.com.