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Save The Jersey Shore Members Reaching Out    

In 2014, Save the Jersey is reaching out to the community by volunteering to assist like-minded organizations’.  On January 18, we volunteered at Red Bank’s Lunch Break to help serving hot meals and pitching in downstairs at the Food Pantry. Does your non-profit need a helping hand? Contact us for more information.
 

Happier Holidays

Save the Jersey Shore helped two hard-hit communities get into the holiday spirit last December. On December 15, we brought Santa and his bag of toys to Ft. Monmouth for a holiday celebration, where dozens of displaced households were still living more than a year after the storm. On the 19th, Santa hit Henry Hudson HS for a Highlands holiday celebration. Lots of smiles as families got a well-deserved breather from the recovery process.

 

Basket Cases

We called out the troops in November to assist Basket Brigade in assembling Thanksgiving baskets for displaced families from Monmouth and Ocean. Save the Jersey Shore volunteers then delivered 100-plus baskets to the families at Ft. Monmouth.

The Stars Align to Help Neighborhood in Need

More than two dozen sports and entertainment celebrities hit the course and courts at Trump National in Colts Neck on August 12th, 2013. Hosted by NFL legend Phil Villapiano, the fundraiser—which included a sports dinner and live auction—was an unqualified success. Among the stars in attendance were Joe Klecko, Geno Auriemma, Bo Dietl, Eddie Jordan, Billy King, Jim Dowd, and Ottis Anderson, who nailed a hole in one with his final shot of the day! The event raised more than $200,000 for neighbors in need! Save the Jersey Shore returns to Trump on May 12, 2014 for the 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf & Tennis Outing. Click here for more info.

 


 


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O.A.R. Headlines A Day to Remember

On August 3, 2013, O.A.R. headlined The Concert to Save the Jersey Shore. More than 7,000 fans rocked the PNC Bank Arts Center and contributed to a great cause. Also on the bill were Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone. Prior to concert, Save the Jersey Shore held a Taste of the Shore festival in the PNC parking lot. It featured classic boardwalk treats and a free concert by Garden State rock legends hosted by Big Joe Henry.

 


Foundation Featured in Monmouth University Radio Documentary

A team of Monmouth University Communications students has produced a 30-second public service announcement for Save the Jersey Shore, as well as a 7-minute audio documentary that aired in May on 88.9 FM WMCX. Jonathan Warhol and John Blair are the young minds behind both projects. 

 

Investors Bank Sponsors Mantoloking Cleanup 

Of all the New Jersey communities hit by Super Storm Sandy, few if any came closer to a knockout blow than Mantoloking. Images of its shredded shoreline have become all too familiar, but its recovery effort has been no less dramatic. On Saturday, May 18th. Investors Bank sponsored a three-hour beach clean-up to get the sand in shape for summer. More than 30 volunteers from Investors pitched in—led by led by Executive VP Rick Spengler—with another 75-plus who came to Mantoloking as Save the Jersey Shore volunteers. The clean-up was kid-safe and family-friendly, and an unqualified success.

Save the Jersey Shore co-founder Warren Diamond: “There is no question that getting the beaches ready for summer is a linchpin in this region’s recovery. We are getting more involved in this effort, which means we need to beef up our volunteer corps. If you are looking for a way to get involved and make a difference—to contribute your time, muscle, or expertise—believe me, we will put you to work!”


Draw the Shore Art Show Brings Crowds to Middletown 

On April 21st, hundreds of children and their parents descended upon the Middletown Arts Center for Draw the Shore, a celebration of creativity and recovery. The high-energy art expo featured the work of students from area private schools (Rumson Country Day, Ranney, Oak Hill Academy, Seashore, Holy Cross and Sisters Academy), and appearances by popular local kids performers (Miss Sherri, Mr. Ray and the Doodle Dude). Although Draw the Shore was not staged as a fundraiser, the Foundation to Save the Jersey Shore received more than $2,500 in donations during the four-hour event.

Co-chair Jennifer Diehl: “We caught a perfect, sunny day. The kids had a great time, the entertainment was terrific, the adults were incredibly generous, and the art—what can I say? The people at the Middletown Arts Center were really impressed. They wanted to keep the exhibit up for another week.”

The goal for Draw the Shore was to create an exhibit that helped children rekindle fond memories of their beach experiences. Coming together as a community, and sharing those memories in such a visual, vibrant way, helps young people transition away from images of destruction and begin thinking of the shore in a positive way again.

 

Save the Jersey Shore Rebuilds Sea Bright Boardwalk:

Another familiar sight is returning to the recovering beach community of Sea Bright as summer inches closer: the mini-boardwalk. According to volunteer coordinator Frank Lawrence, the boardwalk, which he described as an” extended deck,” was built in large part by volunteers from the Foundation to Save the Jersey Shore and the New Jersey Firemen’s Mutual Benevolent Association, who donated their manpower in order to complete the project in just a matter of days. Click HERE to read the rest of Wil Fulton’s Red Bank Green! 

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Foundation Members Honored for Humanitarian Work      

Jen Bane, Warren Diamond and Brian Boms of the Foundation to Save the Jersey Shore along with Freeholder Serena DiMaso were honored by the Monmouth Park Charity Fund for their humanitarian efforts at its 10th annual Kentucky Derby Celebration.

Diamond and DiMaso were recognized for their commitment to helping the needs of Monmouth County residents through their philanthropic generosity, leadership roles and by spearheading efforts to preserve the Jersey Shore. Bane and Boms, were given the Community Leadership Recognition Award for their dedication and support in organizing relief for Hurricane Sandy victims through the Foundation

   



 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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