Belmar Seeks Donations To Rebuild Boardwalk Destroyed By Sandy

BELMAR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The Jersey Shore town of Belmar has launched a website for people who want to be a part of the rebuilding of the famed boardwalk destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. allows anyone to donate funds towards the purchase of boards that will be used to reconstruct the 1.3-mile boardwalk.

Most of the boardwalk was completely wiped out during the storm.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports

“This is a great opportunity for those who have come to love Belmar as a clean, beautiful and family beach to be a part of the boardwalk reconstruction process,” said Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty.

Donation levels range from $25 for “beach bums” to $5,000 for “big kahunas.”

After the boardwalk is rebuilt, contributors will have their names displayed on a beach entrance of their choice.

“Belmar has had a boardwalk every summer since 1875 and with everyone’s help, this summer will be no different,” said Doherty.

Belmar has approved a $20 million bond to rebuild the boardwalk by next Memorial Day.

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