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Belmar Mayor on Rockport, Texas: Destruction by Hurricane ‘Clearly Epic’ for Small Coastal Town

September 13, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — When Mayor Matthew Doherty launched Belmar’s Hurricane Harvey relief fund effort, he wanted the proceeds to benefit a town facing a rebuilding effort similar to the borough’s comeback from Superstorm Sandy.

So he selected Rockport, Texas, a small coastal town popular among tourists and boaters that was severely battered when the hurricane’s eye past over it ...

Fallen Heroes 5K Memorial Run: Proceeds to Bring Together Veteran with Service Dog

LAKE COMO, NJ — The 15th Annual Fallen Heroes 5K Memorial Run on Saturday, September 9 is going to the dogs — one special kind of canine that will be donated to a military veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Rebuilding Warriors, a nonprofit group that trains and donates service dogs to honorably discharged vets “suffering from the ...

‘Mommy and Me’ Play Group Joins in Belmar Shillelagh Club’s Hurricane Relief Drive

LAKE COMO, NJ — When participants in Lake Como’s “Mommy and Me” group arrived for playtime this week, they didn’t come empty-handed. Many brought with them items, including plenty of baby wipes, that will be heading to Texas as part of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh’s hurricane relief drive.

The Shillelagh club is accepting donations at its new building ...

Belmar Beaches Free on Labor Day, But Donations to Hurricane Relief Fund Welcome

BELMAR, NJ — Beach access and parking will be free on Labor Day, September 4, as Mayor Matthew Doherty is waiving the $8 daily badge fee and encouraging beach-goers to instead make a donation to the borough's hurricane relief fund.

Collection boxes have been in place since September 1 at every oceanfront entrance for beach-goers who want to contribute to the Belmar Hurricane Harvey ...

Belmar Mayor Launches Beachfront Fundraiser to Assist Residents of Small Texas Coastal Town

BELMAR, NJ — The devastation being left in Hurricane Harvey’s path in Texas is certainly stirring up indelible memories of Superstorm Sandy’s destruction along the Jersey Shore nearly five years ago.

It’s also bringing out a sense of generosity among those in the community who want to help out in any way they can. And Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty is leading an organized ...

Houston Mayor Establishes Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Following an inquiry from East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen, Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston, Texas, sent this reply regarding ways to support people during this time of crisis.

After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and corporations who would like to help, Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief ...

New Jersey's Red Cross, Office of Emergency Management Assisting in Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

PRINCETON, NJ —  As Texans continue to battle floods in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, New Jersey has sent support in the face of the most deadly and devastating hurricane to strike the United States in more than a decade.

The American Red Cross New Jersey Region has deployed 19 disaster workers to help those affected by the hurricane. Additional volunteers and vehicles are on ...

Two Local VFW Posts Pitch In to Help Repair Belmar’s Vandalized Doughboy Statue

BELMAR, NJ — Add another $1,000 to the collection bucket to repair Belmar’s “The Spirit of the Doughboy” statue. Two local veterans groups have donated to the worthy cause.

Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Harold Daley Post 1333 of Asbury Park and Post 1838 of Manasquan visited the statue on August 13 to each present a $500 check to Belmar Historical Society for the ...

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