Holmdel Helps Keansburg with Storm Recovery
After the tragedy of Sandy, a fundraiser for the devestated people of Keansburg is taking place March 1st. Please come out for a night of fun to help these residents recover.
Holmdel Helps is helping the residents of Keansburg return home.
The one-square mile of Keansburg was hurt badly by Super Storm Sandy. The borough of about 11.500 residents saw nearly 1.900 of their homes damaged, many severe enough to be declared uninhabitable, many more requiring extensive repair before families are allowed to return to them.
Keansburg is a communiy made up of many low to middle income families who will have great difficulty financing these costs. Even now, months later, about half the borough's residents are not living in town. The pressure on these families is tremendous.
With that in mind, The Township of Holmdel has partnered with the Borough of Keansburg to help in any way they can to assist in their efforts to rebuild and restore the town. Holmdel Helps is a team put together by Holmdel Mayor Pat Impreveduto to drive this effort. The team's members represent the Township's Administration, boards and committees, residents and students of Holmdel and numerous community organizations.
On March 1, 2013, Holmdel Helps is hosting a fundraising event at the Lakeside Manor (KOB, a friend of mine's band, will be playing a few tunes!) in Hazlet with the goal of raising $100,000 to be used to directly purchase core building materials for the residents of Keansburg, like lumber, sheetrock, insulation, roofing, wiring, etc...items needed to put a roof back over the heads of these families in need. One hundred percent of monies raised will go towards these purchases.
Their goal is to help as many residents as possible get started on their way to returning home.
For information on purchasing tickets for the dinner or making a donation, please go to www.holmdeltownship-nj.com.