Our Sandy relief project is over, but it’s not over for the victims of the storm.
Right after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Jersey shore, we designed t-shirts to raise funds for Sandy relief. We were still located in Red Bank, New Jersey at that time. Although Red Bank was not badly affected, we had to try and help our neighbors in Sea Bright, Highlands, and all down the Jersey Shore.
Our initial run of shirts, sold out quickly, and we reordered two more runs of shirts that first year. But interest waned as other news stories replaced the tales of disaster. And our designated charities stopped concentrating on Sandy relief.
Recently we became aware of the good work still being done by the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group. They are still assisting the thousands of people who are still not back in their homes.
You can read about the problems still facing victims of the storm in this article by the Star-Ledger’s Mark Di Ionno. “For many Jersey Shore residents “the disaster after the disaster” – shorthand for the Sandy recovery – continues as another summer approaches.” The article quotes Sue Marticek, executive director of the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group, saying that the non-profits they work with “are getting pleas for help faster than they can handle them”.
We have donated all our remaining charitable funds and the remaining Shore Thing shirts to this worthy organization.
One hundred and fifty one of the shirts have been sold in the past three and a half years! Thanks to all who purchased.
If you would still like to help, check out the OCLTRG’s website and make a donation.