The summer bungalow town of Seaside Heights put the state of New Jersey on the media map thanks to the shenanigans of a handful of very tan, muscular, party-goers whose names simply roll of your tongues as if they were running for mayor. Snooki, Pauly D and the Situation fought and drank their way into our state’s heart thanks to MTV, and awoke our sleepy beach town from its slumber. Now after Hurricane Sandy ripped apart the boardwalk, amusement park and all that made this Jersey Shore town, the MTV cast is now lending a much needed hand to the town they call home summer after summer.
The music cable company announced Monday their plans for Restore the Shore, a one hour fundraising special due to air Nov. 15 at 11 p.m. live ET from its Times Square studio.
The goal of the fundraiser is to ask viewers to contribute to the rebuilding and restoration of Seaside Heights with the creation of the newly established “Restore the Shore,” fund. According to a statement on MTV.com, the fund will aim to collect donations that will be used to fix the famous boardwalk, as well as another portion of the donations being used to help support businesses and residents in the area.
All Jersey Shore castmembers will be on hand for the fundraiser, as well other celebrity guests which will be released later.
Staten Island native, Vinny Guadagnino, whose fame is directly linked from his time at the Jersey Shore house, has spoken out and remains adamant on everyone stepping up to help out in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
"New Jersey, and especially Seaside, is just destroyed," he said on MTV’s website. "I've never had anything like this happen to me. I know every business owner on the boardwalk personally, you know, and, like, they're good people, they all are hard-working people."
Architect for Humanity will be working alongside the Borough of Seaside Heights over the coming months to focus on rebuilding the economic heart of the community and the boardwalk. This community had almost 90 percent of its residents affected by Hurricane Sandy and they could use all the help they can possibly get. If you are interested in lending a helping hand to get this boardwalk town back on its feet - donate today at: http://architectureforhumanity.org/updates/2012-11-05-restore-the-shore-seaside-heights-nj.