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I'm in staten island. Our house is on the south shore 2 blocks from the ocean but we are 52 feet above sea level so no water damage, just a bunch of trees down. We lost power Sunday and just got it back yesterday. Thankfully I had some generators and directv for my tailgatejoe setup so we had tv and refrigerators kept going the whole time.

Yesterday when power came on I shared my generators and now that my family is ok I went today and bought 1,000 hot dogs and 100lbs of polish sausage. Dropped about 900 bucks. Going to take the tailgate trailer to one of the hard hit areas tomorrow on staten island and set up, show the football games and cook and give away the food to all the displaced and those without power.

Keep up the great work.

Its times like these through efforts of people like you one comes to understand why we will recover from a tragedy of such magnitude and come back stronger!

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I'm in staten island. Our house is on the south shore 2 blocks from the ocean but we are 52 feet above sea level so no water damage, just a bunch of trees down. We lost power Sunday and just got it back yesterday. Thankfully I had some generators and directv for my tailgatejoe setup so we had tv and refrigerators kept going the whole time.

Yesterday when power came on I shared my generators and now that my family is ok I went today and bought 1,000 hot dogs and 100lbs of polish sausage. Dropped about 900 bucks. Going to take the tailgate trailer to one of the hard hit areas tomorrow on staten island and set up, show the football games and cook and give away the food to all the displaced and those without power.

:sign0098: Too often, when there's some catastrophe, the only things that make the news are the negative incidents, but people do this kind of thing all the time. There are a lot more good people out there than bad, but they just don't get recognized!

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Got power back tonight. Taking a hot shower is going to be a good thing. More so for those that have to smell me.

Spent time this weekend in a few of the towns that were hit so hard, Union Beach and Keansburg. So sad...There are so many people that are homeless. I am really not sure where some of them go. I am so impressed with the kindness of others, really seeing the best in humanity in this. So many are giving time, money and just being compassionate to those in need. It is really cool to see.

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Got power back tonight. Taking a hot shower is going to be a good thing. More so for those that have to smell me.

Spent time this weekend in a few of the towns that were hit so hard, Union Beach and Keansburg. So sad...There are so many people that are homeless. I am really not sure where some of them go. I am so impressed with the kindness of others, really seeing the best in humanity in this. So many are giving time, money and just being compassionate to those in need. It is really cool to see.

Glad to hear you're back in action. We could smell you through the interwebz.

The compassion the nation is showing is impressive. Sucks that it takes a catastrophe like this to see the good in people but glad its taking place nonetheless. I've noticed all the little check out debit thingies in FL have an option to donate some money to the relief efforts. I cant help but throw a 5 in there whenever it gives me the option. I know my company is doing a nationwide local office "donate 5 bucks to wear jeans day" for the rest of the month every Friday. Could be a nice chunk of change, we are a huge company.

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Glad to hear you're back in action. We could smell you through the interwebz.

The compassion the nation is showing is impressive. Sucks that it takes a catastrophe like this to see the good in people but glad its taking place nonetheless. I've noticed all the little check out debit thingies in FL have an option to donate some money to the relief efforts. I cant help but throw a 5 in there whenever it gives me the option. I know my company is doing a nationwide local office "donate 5 bucks to wear jeans day" for the rest of the month every Friday. Could be a nice chunk of change, we are a huge company.

Thanks man!

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At work we started a fundraiser to help recover the Jersey Shore. We are trying to raise $10,000 and there are 10 people here, including myself, that are not shaving until the goal is met.

All donations will be for The Red Cross.

Here is the link. If anyone has some extra money to donate, even if it's $1, I am sure everyone affected by Sandy would be very grateful.

Thanks!

http://www.crowdrise.com/ShaveTheNJShore/

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I moved this to the main forum. I believe this is where it belongs.

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Awesome, thank you!

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Photos of the girls not shaving would get a Ton of money as well as getting rid of the show Jersey Shore.

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HEYYYYYYYYYYYY (shameless bump)

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Great job phinhater.

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Any NJ people open to volunteering? I would like to see if we can get a bunch of us out together. Some of the towns need SO MUCH help, labor, moving garbage, sorting through donations etc...

I am going to post more info soon.

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I drove through my town tonight, half of it is still in total darkness. Seeing block after block of rubble is rough. I can't imagine basically taking everything you own and piling it up outside because it is now garbage. Yet for blocks that is all you see...

The curfews and National guard presence make it feel like a war zone. Especially when you add in all the helicopters flying to and from the Early Navy Base.

The good side is there are so many stories about people being selfless. About Red Cross helping out and FEMA being a great resource. I was in the store tonight and one guy paid for the two people in back of him, they were both with the National Guard. That was really cool to see. But I bet they wish they had put more in their cart, haha.

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There's at least this funny story out of all of this:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/vodka_with_twister_as_bar_washes_55d1Q8TLDPBvHRVvtH3ExJ?utm_source=SFnewyorkpost&utm_medium=SFnewyorkpost

Vodka with a twister as bar washes up on block

  • By KENNETH GARGER, DANA SAUCHELLI and RICH CALDER
  • Last Updated: 9:53 AM, November 6, 2012
  • Posted: 12:54 AM, November 6, 2012

The drinks were on Sandy!

A Brooklyn marina pub broke off from its main structure during the hurricane — and floated two miles before landing on a residential street, treating stunned residents there to its well-stocked bar for an after-storm bash.

“We had a big party. We had nothing else to do while we were waiting for everything else to dry, and this was a great opportunity to get our minds off everything,” said Michael Sarrell, 27, one of the Gerritsen Beach residents who took solace in the battered Gateway Marina bar that came to rest just outside their door.

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Lisa Mauceri for the Mail online.com

PUB CRAWL: Cops close up "Sandy's Bar," which became a party spot after Sandy tore it form its Mill Basin foundation and carried it - its booze intact - two miles to Gerritsen Beach.

The bar — which residents identified as a chunk of the marina establishment on federal parkland on Flatbush Avenue — had been lifted from its foundation in Mill Basin during Superstorm Sandy and drifted in swollen Deep Creek Bay, past the Belt Parkway, all the way west to the dead-end block at Madoc Avenue and Keen Court in Gerritsen Beach.

“It was moving 30 mph toward my house!” said Patrice Dolan, 52, who recalled screaming, “Oh, my God! What do I do? What do I do?” as the surreal moment played out.

When the bar hut came to a rest, residents discovered its tables and chairs were miraculously intact — as was a wide variety of booze.

By Wednesday, residents had set up an impromptu watering hole, writing “SANDY’S BAR” in red marker across the gray facade.

Once the liquor supply quickly ran out, “B.Y.O.B.” was scribbled below.

Sarrell’s brother Keith, 26, said the whole neighborhood then took to bringing in booze, coolers and even power generators to keep the party going.

“We had Jameson, Skyy Vodka and a bunch of beer,” said resident Nino Coppolino, 29. “We packed 40 people in there. That’s a lot of body heat to stay warm.”

The partying lasted through Friday night but ended Saturday, when cops and sanitation workers arrived and razed the structure for safety reasons.

“I was going to try and put it in my back yard and make it a permanent bar, but they had to knock it down,” Keith Sarrell said.

Last night, with the bar gone and reality setting in, residents along the strip were burning damaged furniture and cardboard in a barrel to keep warm.

It’s unclear when the devastated seaside community will get its power back.

Bill Gallucci, a 50-year-old boat mechanic, said the liquor license on one of the displaced bar’s walls indicated it was part of Gateway Marina.

The structure “had thousands of dollars of floatation devices under it,” he said. “And they had barnacles growing on them.”

Some residents had briefly believed the bar was actually part of a popular beach bar in Breezy Point, Queens, seven miles away called the Sugar Bowl because the structures looked similar.

“It’s a shame they had to tear it down,” Gallucci said of the hut.

“It probably could’ve been transported safely back to the marina.”]

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I am outside of this evac zone but to say that this sucks is a total understatement:

Mandatory Evac N of Rt 36 by Wed 3p

This is a message from Middletown Office of Emergency Management. The National Weather Service reports that a Nor’easter is expected to impact our area on Wednesday, November 7th. Due to compromised flood control features such as dunes, Middletown Township has issued a mandatory evacuation order from Keansburg to Atlantic Highlands from Route 36 to the bay. We urge that you leave by 3:00 pm on Wednesday at the latest. High winds will likely cause a problem with flying debris and downed wires; as a result power loss could occur again township wide.

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I am outside of this evac zone but to say that this sucks is a total understatement:

Mandatory Evac N of Rt 36 by Wed 3p

This is a message from Middletown Office of Emergency Management. The National Weather Service reports that a Nor’easter is expected to impact our area on Wednesday, November 7th. Due to compromised flood control features such as dunes, Middletown Township has issued a mandatory evacuation order from Keansburg to Atlantic Highlands from Route 36 to the bay. We urge that you leave by 3:00 pm on Wednesday at the latest. High winds will likely cause a problem with flying debris and downed wires; as a result power loss could occur again township wide.

Yikes! You poor folks are gonna get pounded again!!!

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I am outside of this evac zone but to say that this sucks is a total understatement:

Mandatory Evac N of Rt 36 by Wed 3p

This is a message from Middletown Office of Emergency Management. The National Weather Service reports that a Nor’easter is expected to impact our area on Wednesday, November 7th. Due to compromised flood control features such as dunes, Middletown Township has issued a mandatory evacuation order from Keansburg to Atlantic Highlands from Route 36 to the bay. We urge that you leave by 3:00 pm on Wednesday at the latest. High winds will likely cause a problem with flying debris and downed wires; as a result power loss could occur again township wide.

My goodness. Good luck Max.

Aint right...

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What town do you live in Max?

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We are looking for volunteers...to help those that have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We aren't looking for money or donations, right now what we want is your time. If you are able to volunteer please shoot an email to us help@JetNation.com.

But one immediate need is for Friday. We are looking to help a family that needs to gut their house in Central NJ.

I will be there, so you will get to spend quality time with me. :)

Please email if you can volunteer some time! Thank You!

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Tyson Rauch will be there as well. Who else wants to demo a house for an elderly homeowner? It is a great cause and you will hear some awesome NY Jets talk. :)

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If I could, I would. Big ups to you and Tyson!

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thoughts and prayers to everyone without a roof in this snow/nor easter bullsh*t

I barely got home, 6 " of wet snow up here

good luck everyone

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What town do you live in Max?

Port Monmouth.

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thoughts and prayers to everyone without a roof in this snow/nor easter bullsh*t

I barely got home, 6 " of wet snow up here

good luck everyone

I haven't looked outside in awhile but when I drove home from work hours ago, it was snowing hard. Crazy.

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