It’s A Shore Thing
Beach-Casual Fundraiser Continues SAVE THE JERSEY SHORE’s Commitment to Displaced Families in Monmouth and Ocean Counties
Sea Bright, NJ — The Foundation to Save the Jersey Shore is hosting a high-spirited, beach-casual fundraiser on Thursday, July 24 at Windows on the Water in Sea Bright from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. IT’S A SHORE THING will feature light bites, fine wine, local craft beer and live music featuring the Moroccan Sheepherders. The venue, entertainment, food and alcohol for the event have been generously donated, so almost every dollar of the $75 ticket price will go directly to families and individuals still displaced more than 18 months after Hurricane Sandy. A silent auction will also generate revenue for this important cause.
As with the foundation’s recent Celebrity Golf Outing & Sports Dinner, the goal of IT’S A SHORE THING is to keep recovery dollars and resources flowing to shore towns in the form of building materials and basic necessities. Thousands of families in the region are still displaced more than 18 months after Sandy. According to Warren Diamond, co-founder of Save the Jersey Shore, this is why maintaining awareness—keeping the plight of coastal communities top-of-mind—is so critical.
“The news media may have moved on from the devastation of Sandy, but we haven’t,” Diamond says. “Although much of the visual damage has been addressed through repair and demolition, we are looking at thousands of our neighbors who are still struggling to get back into their homes. They are committed and tenacious—they refuse to walk away, and that keeps us focused and inspired.”
Individual tickets for A SHORE THING are still available and can be ordered by phone at (732) 279–4921 or online at the foundation’s web site, www.savethejerseyshore.org.
“This will be a fun, relaxed evening with a breathtaking view and great live music,” says Diamond. “However, the message will be clear…there remains a lot of work to be done, and there are still ways people can get involved and make a genuine difference in the recovery effort.”