Restoring the Shore

As New Jersey shore towns continue to recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Rutgers–Camden students are pitching in to help rebuild their communities and beaches. During spring break, eight Rutgers–Camden students took a two-day trip to Asbury Park to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the city’s boardwalk and historic casino building.

The “Restore the Shore” campaign, sponsored by Rutgers–Camden’s Division of Student Affairs and Office of Civic Engagement, was part of this year’s Alternative Spring Break program, which promotes community service and develops leadership skills among the student participants. The students joined an effort led by Waves for Water, a local group of activists leading the recovery effort in tandem with the City of Asbury Park.

The Rutgers–Camden contingent assisted in painting new lifeguard stands and repainting the trash and recycling barrels to prepare the community for the beach season, as well as removing storm debris and creating the foundation for new and artificial dunes.

Students at Rutgers Law–Camden are also passionate about helping Garden State citizens recover from this fall’s devastating hurricane. Students who volunteer through the Legal Services of New Jersey plan to assist in a variety of ways, including intake, legal research on insurance issues, and consumer issues arising out of repairs.

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