SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — The New Jersey amusement industry sustained a direct hit as Hurricane Sandy damaged and destroyed more than 50 miles of the Jersey Shore and dozens of communities from Long Beach Island to Keansburg. New Jersey Amusement Association (NJAA) member’s homes, businesses and property were impacted, as well as the property and homes of our communities and guests. Many of these communities are served by volunteer first responders, including firefighters and emergency medical personnel, who performed vital emergency services at the height of the storm at great personal sacrifice. Today, the storm has passed, but up and down the Jersey Shore, these volunteers and their families are unable to return to their damaged homes and are now in need of shelter, food and basic needs.
The New Jersey Amusement Association needs your help. Now is the time to assist those who risked their personal safety to help others survive Hurricane Sandy.
The NJAA is accepting direct financial contributions to the volunteer first responders and their various associations. The NJAA will also aid by collecting and distributing food, personal articles and basic needs. For more information visit njamusements.com.
Monetary donations can be made to: NJAA Volunteer First Responders Relief Fund, Charitable Registration NJ CRI-300R by mail to: 720 Woodchuck Lane, Toms River, N.J. 08755; or wire transfer to: TD Bank, routing no. 031201360, account no. 4274682058.
NJAA will be on hand at IAAPA Attractions Expo
To help with hurricane relief for members of the New Jersey Amusement Association, IAAPA has given prominent floor space at the IAAPA Attractions Expo to make it easy for attendees to find the NJAA. The NJAA booth will be located in the main lobby area, adjacent to the registration area. The NJAA will be on hand during the entire Expo to answer any Hurricane Sandy questions and to accept donations for the relief effort.