BELMAR, NJ –  Today, Mayor Matthew J. Doherty announced that the Belmar Buy a Board Campaign, launched in late November 2012 has surpassed $500,000 raised to help rebuild Belmar’s boardwalk, decimated by Hurricane Sandy.

“What an amazing response.  Belmar Boardwalk supporters have come forward to raise more than half a million dollars in just over 3 months.  Thank you to everyone who has supported this effort – we will have your boardwalk back for you come Memorial Day.” Said Mayor Doherty.

Funds raised to date total $507,275 and with 4,747 donors, the average donation is just over $100.  In addition to this massive response, Belmar beach badge sales have seen a significant increase with 3,037 badges sold so far for the 2013 season, a 47% increase over the sales of the same period last year.

The Buy a Board campaign has seven donation levels from a “Beach Bum” at $25 to a “Big Kahuna” at $5,000.  To contribute to the Buy a Board Campaign go to www.belmarboards.com.

Boardwalk construction updates are available at www.belmar.com and follow @belmarmayormatt on Twitter.


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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...