Local Jersey Girls on Mission to Save Sea Bright
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the local Jersey Shore area has seen an outpouring of generosity, emotion and most importantly, a collection of life-long Jersey residents looking to lend a hand.
One particular young Jersey girl, after watching the places she called home destroyed by the storm, started a foundation that will help rebuild the beach town of Sea Bright, where she served as a lifeguard on the public beach this past summer.
Alli Villane, 17, of Eatontown, grew up on Sea Bright shores. As a Red Bank Catholic junior and all-shore swimmer, she became attached to Sea Bright during this past summer, while guarding the beach, and was so moved by the devastation she wanted to do something to help.
Villane, along with the help of friend and fellow beach employee, Danielle Knoeppel, started an organization called Saving Sea Bright.
The organization began selling custom-designed, commemorative t-shirts with all proceeds going to benefit the rebuilding and revitalization of Sea Bright.
Saving Sea Bright has been aided by the genorous support of several major sponsors who have helped defray the cost of production, allowing 100 percent of the proceeds to go toward rebuilding the town.
Saving Sea Bright is currently generating sales and raising all funds through the organization’s Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/SavingSeaBright or by emailing email@example.com.