Wondering why it’s been so quiet at Jacquilope HQ? Well, at the end of October, NJ got hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Though my home town fared better than most, we were still without power for over a week. Through it all, though, we were learning just how extensive the damage to New Jersey’s coastal towns had been.
Imagine losing everything - EVERYTHING. That was the reality so many towns at the Jersey Shore had to face as Hurricane Sandy moved on. It’s not in my nature to sit quietly when big things happen, and luckily, my friend Melissa Klepacki, founder of PrincetonScoop, is of the same mindset. One phone call from Melissa, a few emails exchanged with other talented local ladies and an hour or two later and we’d created Restore Our Shore, a philanthropic movement dedicated to raising funds for nonprofits working at the Jersey Shore.
Our neighbors at the shore need us, and Restore Our Shore is focused on raising funds to be distributed to credible nonprofits working in the heart of the most devastated communities. There is so much work to be done, and we’re here to rally our neighbors to help those who need it direly. We are taking no salaries and have no operating costs, so as the donations come in, we’re able to send it right back out to groups that need the funding. Have $5 to donate? More? Every dollar counts. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation.
…and stay tuned for more big things from Jacquilope!