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So, You Want to Help Your Neighbor in Long Branch And Eatontown?

Residents are eager to help out those whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

You don't need to be Bruce Springsteen or Jon Bon Jovi, who are teaming up for an upcoming Hurricane Sandy benefit, to want to help your fellow Jersey peeps.

It didn't take long for Long Branch and Eatontown residents to start chomping at the bit, wondering how they can help their less fortunate neighbors who suffered incredible property damage during the height of Hurricane Sandy Monday night.

Local officials urge residents to remain home for now and to reach out to friends and neighbors to see if any assistance is needed.

The Facebook page "Jersey Shore Gives Back" has launched in the hurricane's aftermath that is trying to bring together those who want to help.

Little Silver OEM Coordinator Ptl. Frank Salerno said that CERT volunteers would have been an asset in the lead up to the storm. "They could have helped us tremendously, manning screening centers and giving water out," he told Patch. "We always can use help like that."

Interested residents can contact the program's coordinator, Ptl. Robert Chenoweth for more information.

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Nancy Range Anderson November 02, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Thanks for all of the helpful messages. It is much appreciated.

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