Hurricane Sandy was the most devastating storm to hit New York and New Jersey since 1938. It was also the costliest stormÂ to hit our region, racking up damage costs comparable to Hurricane Katrina. Many families along the Jersey Shore and Long Island lost their homes and the death toll totaled more than 110 people. Now, about two weeks after the storm, there are still people powerless, homeless, hungry and freezing on Long Island and in New Jersey.
Northeast surfing meccas, like Long Beach and Ocean City, were destroyed. The surf shops were flooded and blown away, boardwalks were ripped apart and the beaches were severely eroded.
To preserve our future as surfers in New York and New Jersey, we have to help out those who supported our passion and taught us to walk on water
Below, I’ve compiled a list of fundraisers, including our own, that support the effort to restore our surf heritage.
- Raised $550 out of a $5,000 goal so far
- Proceeds go directly into the Waves For Water relief initiative.
- Special edition t-shirt costs $20 (buy it here)
- 100% of proceeds go to Waves For Water relief initiative.
- Special edition t-shirt costs $20
- 100% of proceeds go to Long Beach nonprofit organization Surf For All for the Sandy disaster relief initiative.
- Donate $25 and receive an HD downloadable print of Ryan Struck’s photo of Hurricane Sandy swell about to crush Ocean Grove Pier in New Jersey.
- Special edition t-shirt costs $22, hat costs $12, hoodie costs $55
- 100% of the proceeds go to the Restore the Shore Projects to help surf communities on the Jersey Shore recover from Sandy.
If you know of any other organizations collecting for victims of Sandy in Long Island or New Jersey surf communities, leave it in the comments! I know times are hard, but please help in any way possible. Every donation counts!