NJ Town Seeks Donations to Rebuild Boardwalk

by Associated Press
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Belmar Beach Boardwalk in New Jersey

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"Buy A Board" campaign launched in Belmar, NJ.

A New Jersey town is seeking donations to help rebuild its boardwalk destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

Belmar has launched its "Buy A Board" campaign.  Contributions range from $25 for "beach bums" to $5,000 for "big kahunas." Contributors will have their names and contribution listed at the beach entrance of their choice.

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty says it's a great opportunity for people to become part of the reconstruction process.  The town is committing $20 million to rebuild its 1.3-mile boardwalk. The project includes 14,000 boards and 2,800 pilings.

 The mayor is confident the boardwalk will be ready by Memorial Day.

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