I've always thought that if you live in a beach town at the Jersey Shore that you shouldn't have to pay to use the beach. It's not just a financial thing, it's a safety thing.

Many people simply can't afford seasonal beach badges. In some cases, if you have a family of four, it's going to cost close to $300. That's a lot of money.

Have you heard of the Asbury Park Beach Community Fund? They work with the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County and Trinity Church in Asbury Park to gift beach badges to area families who live below the poverty level. These people were previously going to the beach at the end of the day and swimming without a lifeguard present.

Last year, Asbury Park resident Lisa Cramp's goal was to raise $3,000 on GoFundMe. She ended up getting $10,000 in donations.

As of this writing, the Asbury Park Beach Community Fund is nearing their 2019 goal of $25,000!

Let's get Lisa and the Asbury Park Beach Community Fund over the $25k mark! To donate and get more info, click here. Other beach towns, pay attention to this beach fund!

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