The overnight fire that ravaged several Robbins St. businesses in Toms River destroyed the office of Hometown Heroes, a charity that has been helping so many Jersey Shore residents in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

The devastating fire destroyed computers, files and just about everything in the Hometown Heroes office. According to Hometown Heroes executive director Jennifer Barna, "we lost everything".

Michael Schwartz, president and founder of Hometown Heroes said the organization will still be able to assist those relying on their help, but may need some time to regroup. Schwartz says the best way to help the organization that has helped so many others get back on their feet, is to make a donation by visiting the Hometown Heroes website.

I have seen the unstoppable dedication of Hometown Heroes over the years and have seen them assist so many of our neighbors after Sandy. Their commitment to helping others is second to none, and now they find themselves in a position to need some assistance from all of us. Please help if you can.