Restore the shore at Club Jersey

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Club Jersey is an event being held by Student Activities Council and was coordinated by junior Michelle Farley and sophomore Bri Macri.

The purpose is to help raise funds to clean up the Jersey shore.

Club Jersey will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The event is being held at the Metropolitan, or the Metro, in downtown Erie.

The event is held solely for MU students and SAC asks that everyone bring their student I.D.

Student Activities Council will be running a bus shuttle for attendees every half an hour from the student union starting at 10 p.m. and running until 2 a.m. However, students are able to drive to the venue if they wish.

Admission and shuttle are free for all attendees. SAC encourages attendees to dress like their favorite Jersey Shore character, or club-classy.

There will be a raffle to raise funds for the damage done to the Jersey Shoreline during super storm sandy in 2012.

Tickets for baskets are 50 cents for one or $3 for an arms length. Baskets include: workout materials, movie, and tanning products and more.

The items in the gift baskets are Jersey Shore themed in correspondence with their famous slogan G.T.L. G.T.L also stands for Give to Those who Lost, and is the theme of the event.

Raffle tickets can be bought throughout the week at the student union table set up by MSG and SAC, as well as at the event. You must be in attendance to claim your prize.

The funds are going to Samaritans Purse Fund and all proceeds will be sent following the event.

Farley says, “We chose this organization for many reasons. The larger organizations, like the Red Cross, use a decent amount of donated money for salaries, while Samaritan’s Purse gives the majority of funds received to the project at hand.”

The fund will go towards the Ocean Country Relief Fund, a program within the US Disaster Fund. Farley chose this program because she said, “This program really hits home to me since my mom grew up in that county and much of my extended family still live there.”

Farley wants to stress her frustration that the Jersey Shore does not receive much attention from disaster relief programs or the public in general due to the show Jersey Shore.

“My cousin had to be rescued via Jet Ski and my other cousin’s boyfriend lost his house,” said Farley. But that’s not the only issue.

Jersey is now requiring homes to be raised to a certain height. If your home can even be saved at all, the raising of a house costs roughly $30,000.

“It is frustrating to me that due to the slanted view of Jersey that has been established in relation to the TV show Jersey Shore, people do not see the urgency of the situation and thus aid is not flowing in, especially since the disaster is comparable to Hurricane Katrina in its impact.”