In between trips to the tanning booth and the gym, the cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ is dabbling in philanthropy. MTV and their most notorious reality TV cast have joined together with Architecture for Humanity to air a live fund-raising special to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. The proceeds will go towards restoring the New Jersey community of Seaside Heights, a popular resort community on the New Jersey shoreline.

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Seaside Heights was hit hard by the hurricane, with damage to an estimated 90-percent of the town’s property. The boardwalk in the town, which served as a significant tourist attraction and source of revenue, has been completely destroyed. According to Architecture for Humanity, “Having spent four years working on rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, we recognize the damage in New Jersey to be on par with some of the worst hit areas of the Gulf coast. We need to build back stronger and in a more resilient manner.”

Architecture for Humanity is a non-profit organization that works with over 50,000 volunteer professionals to design and construct sustainable developments. The television special, called Restore the Shore, will air on Thursday, November 15 at 11 pm Eastern, and will be shot live from Times Square in New York City. Donations are being accepted prior to the show through the Architecture for Humanity website.

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