'Jersey Shore' Raising Money For Hurricane Sandy: How You Can Help

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\'Jersey Shore\' Raising Money For Hurricane Sandy: How You Can Help

Apparently the “Jersey Shore” castmates do more than just drink, punch each other, and smush. The “Jersey Shore” is airing a special one-hour show called “Restore the Shore” which will raise money to rebuild Seaside Height’s boardwalk, which has been totally destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Details have yet to be released on what exactly will happen on this special episode, but I’m hoping Snooki’s baby is featured. 

Other celebs who have lent a hand to aid victims of the storm include Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Aerosmith, Sting, and Billy Joel who all performed at the “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” telethon last Friday.

Besides sitting in your house and just watching the "Shore" episode, you can get proactive and help with hurricane relief. Here are 10 ways you can help those affected by the storm. 

1. AMERICAN RED CROSS -THE RED CROSS IS PROVIDING SHELTER, CLOTHES, SUPPLIES, FOOD AND BLOOD, AS NEEDED, FOR THE VICTIMS OF SANDY.  TEXT THE WORD "REDCROSS" TO 90999 TO DONATE $10 TO AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF.  PHONE: 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767); FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS, 800-257-7575; FOR TDD, 800-220-4095. WWW.REDCROSS.ORG

2. NEW YORK CARES -THIS LOCAL NYC PROGRAM IS "THE CITY'S LARGEST VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION, RUNNING VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS FOR 1,300 NONPROFITS, CITY AGENCIES AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS." IT IS RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS, AND IS ALSO RAISING MONEY. NEWYORKCARES.ORG/DONATE_NOW

3. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY -HABITAT, AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION, HELPS THOSE IN NEED REBUILD THEIR HOMES AFTER DISASTERS SUCH AS HURRICANE SANDY. TO MAKE A DONATION CALL 1-800-HABITAT (422-4828). PRESS "0" WHEN PROMPTED AND REPRESENTATIVES WILL TAKE YOUR DONATION INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE. WWW.HABITAT.ORG

4. COMMUNITY FOODBANK OF NEW JERSEY -THIS GROUP COORDINATES EFFORTS WITH THE STATE'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, AS WELL AS WITH STATE AND LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED, CALL THEM AT (908) 355-FOOD (3663), EXT. 243. WWW.NJFOODBANK.ORG

5. HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES -MANY PET OWNERS WERE ABLE TO TAKE THEIR PETS WITH THEM, BUT FOR THOSE WHO WERE NOT, THE HUMANE SOCIETY'S ANIMAL RESCUE TEAM IS ASSEMBLING STAFF AND EQUIPMENT TO HELP RESCUE PETS IN THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST. DONATION LINK -WWW.HUMANESOCIETY.ORG

6. BREEZY POINT FUND RAISER -ONE OF THE MOST BADLY DAMAGED COMMUNITIES IN SANDY'S WAKE IS BREEZY POINT, QUEENS. CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY STUDENT MATTHEW PETRONIS CREATED A FUNDRAISING PAGE TO HELP HIS COMMUNITY REBUILD.  WWW.WEPAY.COM/

7. CITY MEALS -IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE SANDY, CITYMEALS-ON-WHEELS HAS BEEN TAKING EMERGENCY MEASURES TO ENSURE NEW YORK’S HOMEBOUND ELDERLY HAVE ACCESS TO FOOD. VOLUNTEER AND DONATE HERE: WWW.CITYMEALS.ORG/

8. NY TECH MEETUP -NY TECH MEETUP IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP SCHOOLS, NON-PROFITS, AND SMALL BUSINESSES TO GET THEIR INFORMATION SYSTEMS BACK ONLINE. WWW.NYTM.ORG

9. THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING -A NETWORK OF COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE GREATER NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA WHICH PROVIDES HAVENS FOR CHILDREN WHOSE SAFETY IS AT RISK WHILE ALSO OFFERING SUPPORT TO STRENGTHEN FAMILIES. THEY CURRENTLY SERVE OVER 11,000 CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN ALL BOROUGHS INCLUDING SOME OF THE HARDEST HIT AREAS. WWW.FOUNDLINGSANDYRELIEF.MYDAGSITE.COM/

10. FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY -A NETWORK OF OVER 1000 PANTRIES AND KITCHENS IN THE CITY, NEEDS VOLUNTEERS AND MONEY DONATIONS. GO TO WWW.FOODBANKNYC.ORG

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