One of the only good things about a disaster on the scale of Hurricane Sandy is that it definitely helps put things in perspective. And celebrities of every stripe are using their money and influence to spread the word and help those in need! Of course on the wake of the storm’s destruction, many eyes turned towards New Jersey’s favorite son: Bruce Springsteen. And he hasn’t let us down. At a concert in upstate NY, The Boss dedicated a heartfelt rendition “My City Of Ruins” to his hometown of Asbury Park, and thanked emergency responders for all of the work they’ve done. He is set to headline a benefit concert called Coming Together with fellow Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel and Sting, which will air this Friday at 8 PM on NBC. The telethon will be hosted by Matt Lauer and will also feature appearances by Jimmy Fallon, Brian Williams, and we’re sure many more.
The cast of Jersey Shore has been mourning the loss of their Boardwalk, and posted numerous well wishes to their twitters. J-Woww was reportedly moved to tears when surveying the damage, and Snooki has offered her volunterring services and pledged to donate money to rescue efforts and repairs to her Seaside Heights home turf. “Cleaning my closet today to donate clothes and whatever I can do the victims affected by sandy!” she posted to her twitter. “I’m comin with clothes!!!!”
Other famous faces like Denise Richards and Sophie Bush have taken to social media to urge fans to donate $10 to the Red Cross by using their phones to text REDCROSS to the number 90999. John C. Reilly appeared on Chelsea Lately last night to also spread the word about Red Cross. Chelsea stepped up, donating a whopping $100,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief.
Jamie Lee Curtis penned an article for the Huffington Post, where she outlined what we can do at a local level to offer aid and support to those who need it. ”You can volunteer to help in the cleanup, shelter a family who lost everything, pitch in and don’t have your state and city and national guards do the work,” she wrote. “Yes, it was a super storm but we are a super society which is super because of our ability to help ourselves and each other.” At the other end of the size spectrum, media cooperations are also doing their part. Disney is contributing $2 million to the victims, and Viacom has offered $1 Million plus an employee donor matching system.
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