Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sandy and the Jersey Shore

It has been often said that "a picture is worth a thousand words" so with the vast array of photos available online that show the destruction experienced in so many communities all over New Jersey, I decided to publish only this one above. This snap was taken in the town of Point Pleasant Beach, one of the hardest hit,  and truly summed up the spirit of these coastal areas so decimated by Sandy. This image reminds me that folks from NJ, myself included,  are outspoken, fearless, independent, fighters, doers, gregarious,  and most importantly, some of the funniest people on the planet! New Jersey WILL come back from all the damage, changed and forever altered, but not broken. 

My husband and I felt such hope amidst all the wreckage and this photo will forever encapsulate that for us.

Now, this is not to say that NJ is not in dire need of financial assistance and donations are being taken by so many organizations located throughout the state. 

Click the link below to find places accepting donations or looking for volunteers to help the people of New Jersey:

If you can donate money, please do, even the smallest amount when multiplied by so many can make a difference! 

On a final note: The news/media up in NH is not covering the aftermath as widely as it is in the tri-state area, so in a large way we feel insulated from the effects. Let me assure you, it is going to take years for some of these towns to come back. And if you are thinking that the folks who lost homes all have money and lived in splendor along the beach, think again! A lot of beach communities in NJ are filled with low to middle income families just trying to survive and their losses are so deeply felt. So please, open your hearts and give what you can this holiday and beyond to help get NJ back on its feet!

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