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Belmar Seeks Donations To Rebuild Boardwalk Destroyed By Sandy

What remains of the boardwalk sits on the beach on October 30, 2012 in Belmar, New Jersey. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

What remains of the boardwalk sits on the beach on October 30, 2012 in Belmar, New Jersey. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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Superstorm 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.

Belmarboards.com 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.