MTV To Hold Fundraiser for Seaside Heights

'Restore the Shore' to air at 11 p.m.

Dozens of stars, artists and organizations will participate tonight in a one-hour MTV-driven fundraising special to help rebuild Seaside Heights, according to an MTV spokesperson.

The event is scheduled to air live at 11 p.m. on MTV, MTV.com, MTV mobile and MTV radio.

The effort is part of MTV’s campaign 'Restore the Shore.'

From 4 pm until midnight, the cast of MTV’s "Jersey Shore" – as well as stars from other top MTV shows including “Awkward,” “Teen Wolf,” “Teen Mom,” “The Challenge,” and “The Real World” – will be live in MTV’s Times Square studio, calling donors to thank them for giving. 

Unlike a conventional telethon where viewers call in and hope to speak with a celebrity, MTV’s “Restore the Shore” will feature stars personally calling individuals who donate via Indiegogo at RestoretheShore.MTV.com or make a $10 donation by texting SHORE to 85944. 

All funds raised will go to Architecture for Humanity, an international non-profit that led rebuilding efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, according to a MTV spokesperson. 

"They are now setting out to help rebuild the famed boardwalk, local businesses and homes in Seaside Heights ravaged by the storm," a MTV spokesperson said.       

“Restore the Shore” will feature live performances from Gym Class Heroes (with special guest Oh Land) performing the comeback anthem “The Fighter,” as well as “American Idol” Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips performing his hit “Home.”

Everyone who donates $25 or more will receive an exclusive MTV “Restore the Shore” song bundle, which includes 30 songs from the past six seasons of “Jersey Shore.” 

Online crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.com has created a special campaign donation page RestoretheShore.Indiegogo.com for MTV’s “Restore the Shore,” and in conjunction with PayPal.com, will be waiving 100% of the fees on all donations. 

The MTV Shop, as well as select Modell’s locations in NY, NJ, PA and DE and modells.com, will be selling the official MTV “Restore the Shore” t-shirt for $20, with all net proceeds going to Architecture for Humanity’s Seaside rebuilding fund. 

In addition, Viacom, MTV's parent company, will donate $100,000 to Architecture for Humanity in support of the "Restore the Shore" fund, as part of its $1 million Viacommunity pledge to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

"Seaside Heights needs our support," said Cameron Sinclair, executive director of Architecture for Humanity. "Without the economic lifeline of the boardwalk, local families will be without work and forced to decide whether they should return. By building back better we can create a more resilient community for generations to come."

SAM JONES November 15, 2012 at 07:14 PM
jan November 15, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Just because these people were on a show that filmed in seaside does not mean they HAVE to fundraise for the rebuilding effort. Did every celebrity who has ever shot a movie or show in New Orleans help those people after Katrina...I doubt it. I think its great that they're doing this. I'm not a fan of any of them, but really it is good that they are pitching in.
1stcav November 15, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Agree with Jan, not a fan , but Kudo's to the cast for helping all who are suffering, I hope it goes to those who really need it !!!! You know how some fund raisers go..10 cents on the dollar get to those who need it,90 cents goes to staff & costs to promote said; fund raiser ect....
Maggie Hart-Zuhowski November 15, 2012 at 09:02 PM
This is awesome! Thank you! for rebuilding Seaside Heights Kudos to all who participate and donate!!!!
J.JONES November 15, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Good call for the cast to help jersey shore which made them millionaires...good to give back..
Donna Menschner Porter Hanna November 15, 2012 at 11:57 PM
I grew up in Seaside for 22 yrs more particular on Pelican Island & can't find out anything about how things are now. Can anybody help me out?
Dorothy Zahran November 16, 2012 at 12:41 AM
I called several Modell's in north NJ and they don't have the t-shirts. Anybody know which "select" stores have them?
barbara November 16, 2012 at 12:48 AM
how can i get this organization to help my elderly in laws who's house in seaside, bayside terrace, is horrible. we also lost alot in our toms river house,which we rent to my son, but we had flood ins., they did not. i have 3 families living with me. this is very hard, but gotta do what i gotta do. got mom and pop a rental for a few months. FEMA so far gave them rental assistance and sent alot of paper work about taking out a low percentage loan. need help!!! if u know how they or someone can help my in laws please email me at campergirl307@comcast.
barbara November 16, 2012 at 12:49 AM
sorry, campergirl307@comcast.net
jan November 16, 2012 at 01:09 AM
My heart goes out to you Barbara....wish I had some answers for you.
barbara November 16, 2012 at 01:11 AM
thank you, Jan.......this is so hard....
tom e gunn November 16, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Try friending Sean McDevitt on facebook or Down the Shore, or NJ past, Present and future. He has pics and has been there recently. If anyone knows he does.
Donna Menschner Porter Hanna November 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM
I live in Fl now & have no news of what is going on. Has anyone been allowed into Seaside yet? What about the people on Pelican Island? I saw the Seaside Fire Dept was taking up donations, is that true?
suz November 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM
The only area not accessible by residents as of today, are parts of Ortley Beach and Mantaloking. Some parts of Ortley will finally be allowed to view their homes and get personal belongings for the first time tomorrow. Sad. Seaside park has begun demo, etc. Seaside Hts also. I am pretty sure he same applies to Pelican Is.
Iggy S November 17, 2012 at 01:31 PM
What does this mean? Fundraiser for Seaside? Who is getting the money? Where is all the money going? Who is it actually helping? All these fundraiser's....who is it actually helping? I don't know, but after Katrina..so many concerts, fundraisers and it really did not go to the people who actually needed the money. I am a little "Leary" because it never get to the people that need it the most.
barbara November 17, 2012 at 06:49 PM
iggy, for sure. my in laws have no flood ins....could use some help. where is the money going to?
gailp December 01, 2012 at 03:16 AM
what about helping point pleasant new jersey restore the.shore ee hurting just as, bad as sesside maybe mtv can mention us too we need alot help maybe architect for humanity will help us please
barbara December 01, 2012 at 03:19 AM
got 3 homeless families living with me, can use some bucks........where all this money going to? sucks
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