Charlie and Beth Melita tragically lost their 21 year old son Robert to a sudden cardiac death in December 2012. They wanted to find a way to honor Robert's memory and give back to the community who provided support to their family. Together with his close family friend Paul Lenskold, Charlie formed Robert Anthony Melita Enterprises LLC (aka R.A.M. Ent.) an "Integrated Financial Services Company" in October 2013 to create a legacy in his son’s name. RAM Enterprises focuses on educating Americans on how to acquire business capital and also being financially responsible through securing "Living Benefits". RAM Enterprises is committed to community projects that include donating additional defibrillators to area schools and providing scholarships to high school seniors just to name a few.
Charlie and Beth are working with Meridian’s Community Outreach team to spearhead an initiative called "Building a Community of Life Savers". This program has educated and trained over 5000 high school students in Monmouth and Ocean counties to date. Initial training began on April 28, 2014 and included over 700 students from Robert’s alma mater, Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School. Charlie and Beth also testified before the Senate Education Committee in June 2014 in support of New Jersey's CPR in schools law.