I grew up at the Jersey Shore but in 2012 I was living in a suburb of Philadelphia. I woke up on this morning in 2012 thankful that I still had electricity and no damage. As I headed out and to the marina to check on my boat I realized my neighborhood was a small pocket that did not experience damage. After checking on my boat I went home and started watching the news. I was heartbroken to find that my home – the place where I grew up – the Jersey Shore that I love was destroyed.
It was 7-years ago today that Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore. I grew up down the shore and felt a calling to do something to help. These people in crisis were “my people’.