MISSION: Shores United Relief Foundation is a registered 501(c)3, all volunteer, grassroots organization. Created by New Jersey and Jersey Shore natives, SURF's sole focus is to directly work with families and businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

VISION: To establish our foundation as the most supportive, local-New Jersey led grassroots benefit to directly connect with families and business, and address their specific needs in which their insurance or FEMA does not cover or support.

GOAL: To raise funds through direct donations, merchandise and charity events until the last family affected by Sandy is in a furnished home and local businesses can operate as business-as-usual.


Formed on October 29th, 2012, Restore The Shore Benefit grew into the largest volunteer relief foundation to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  In 8 weeks we surpassed 28,000 members in 44 states and 23 countries, making us the largest non-government, non-corporate relief organization on the East Coast.  Our transparency, organized relief, and fundraising efforts are a testament to our volunteers and all those who have supported us.

In the weeks following Hurricane Sandy, more than 35 “Restore the Shore” groups materialized.  This created confusion for individuals interested in providing donations and support to our foundation. During this time we also developed partnerships with more than 40 local and national organizations, bringing a truly “united” approach to the Jersey Shore.  To eliminate the confusion and show our community effort, we renamed our organization Shores United Relief Foundation. This will help people recognize our foundation’s 100% volunteer fundraising and collaborative efforts.

To support SURF, New Jersey corporations, athletes, teams, properties, philanthropists, publicists and anyone else that would like to help with benefits and events, please feel free to contact us.

Michael DiGiacomo

Ryan Kurek

Frank Rizzo
Events/Fundraising Coordinator

Sarah Jindal
Aid Director

Lauren Sheriff
Aid Director

Janine DiMuzio
Special Events/Fundraising



Staples Promotional Products
Brett T. Bailey Foundation
Robin Hood Foundations
Shore 2 Recover
Toast to the Coast
St. Mary’s Church
St. Paul’s Church
St. Gregory’s Pantry
Headline Entertainment
David Brearly High School

The Kraus Group
Staten Island Strong
Jersey Shore Hurricane News
Jersey Shore Gives Back
Bob the Weatherman Burger
Operation Cupcake
Brick by Brick and Beyond
Save Our Shore
N. Ocean Bucket Brigade
Barnegat DOVE
Rebuild the Jersey Shore
Shore Angels

Worksman Bicycles
Jenkinson’s Pavilion
The Crab’s Claw
Frankie Edgar
Calvary Chapels
Visitation Church
Armani Exchange
Sea Bright Rising
The Prestia Law Firm
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Lester Glenn Auto Group
Grey Goose
106.7 Lite FM

Hoyte Surfboards
Key Tide Realty
The Perfect Setting
Liberty Tax
Blue Wave Printing
Sea & Green
The Honey Tree
Beach House Surf Shop
Digital Technology Imprints
Tuckahoe Strategies
Shores United Relief Foundation Inc is a registered 501(3)c, all volunteer relief group committed to help families and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. Created by New Jersey and Jersey Shore natives, our goal is to directly work with those impacted by the storm to assist in restoring life back to normal.

EIN #80-0878567
NJ Charities #CH3607700
DLN: 17053045319043
Public Charity Status 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi)

Working directly with relief centers, SURF primary focus to help pay for temporary housing for the more than 2,000 displaced families we can confirm on the Jersey Shore. In addition, we are purchasing cleaning supplies for families currently working on their houses. Long term plans include working with each town relief organization to determine which families need financial assistance in rebuilding their homes. This would include flooring, carpeting, furniture and appliances. We intend each family to provide ample verification with insurance information, as well as work with FEMA to direct funds appropriately.

SURF has contacted as many town relief centers and public offices to get information on how, when and where volunteers can participate. We also let them know to post on our Facebook site as we receive many questions on this topic. We share and post any information we receive. Our suggestion in the interim, bring work clothes, work gloves, cleaning supplies, towels rags and a shovel and head into a town that is permitting volunteer efforts. Note, you may be screened to prevent further looting and stealing.

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