Thursday afternoon I was lucky enough to witness two local shore towns giving back to the communities ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.  I was able to see first hand just how people are coming together to help each other recover and Restore the Shore.

My first stop was to N. Wildwood Fire Co. #1 on the corner of 15th St. and Central Avenue.  This time last week this area of Cape May County was under a significant amount of water following Sandy's coastal flooding.  But now this hall is a well organized drop off and pick up location.  There's is a solid team of volunteers eager to receive items, and they're doing to most amazing job of sorting both clothing and non-perishable foods, both in the truck bays and the main office.

Reps from the fire company say N. Wildwood is receiving many North Jersey Shore residents who've been displaced from their homes with little more than the clothes on their backs.  Some of the items still in need include men's jeans, coats, and boots, microwaveable meals, Pull-ups diapers, and pet supplies

Our second stop of the day was the VFW 1963 on JKF Blvd. in Sea Isle City.  The clubhouse will serve as a drop off for winter clothing and non-perishable food items daily 10a-10p though Thanksgiving.