It’s hard to believe that this is the second summer since Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Shore. We’re lucky in Monmouth County that things are almost back to normal, but there are still lots of people suffering the aftereffects of the storm.
When that storm hit, my daughter had only just re-opened her shop, OG Surf & Skate. Luckily her shop didn’t suffer direct damage from the storm, but she felt compelled to help her local citizens.
So she sold her One Direction tickets on StubHub and donated that money to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. After that, she donated a portion of the profits from her store to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association to help them rebuild and help local residents in need.
It was my love of the Jersey Shore that had me setting a book in Atlantic City – THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE. The book was already written when Hurricane Sandy hit and we did quick edits to add the storm to the story and I decided that I would share a portion of the royalties to the Hurricane Sandy fund. I had to help just like my daughter had to help.
If you can’t see the video below, you can click here to see it.