Devastated after Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of New Jersey’s shoreline, the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore share their heartbreak—and plans to help recover and rebuild the iconic beach towns they once called home.
“The town is such a big part of our lives,” Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio says in the new issue of In Touch, on stands tomorrow, “We have so many memories there."
Pauly D, along with his six castmates, are devastated to see the area in ruins. “Seaside is my second home, the places I’ve visited since my childhood - the restaurants, the beach clubs, the neighborhoods, have all been destroyed,” Ronnie Ortiz-Magro confides, adding, “I’m really looking forward to helping out in the recovery efforts.”
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Two pieces of Jersey Shore history that survived the storm? The T-shirt shop, where the cast worked the past three summers, and the notorious Jersey Shore house. “I spoke with Danny and the T-shirt shop has some damage, but he wants to start rebuilding as soon as possible,” Deena Cortese shares with In Touch.
“I’m happy the shore house survived, but it’s bittersweet knowing the town I’ve called home for so many summers has been hit so hard,” says Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.
The cast all agrees on one thing: They will do whatever it takes to pitch in and help rebuild and clean up the shore. “The boardwalk was our home,” says Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi — who will host “Restore the Shore" with her castmates, a Nov. 15 benefit on MTV to help aid reconstruction efforts.
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