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New Jersey Town Damaged By Sandy Launches ‘Buy A Board’ Campaign

(Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town is seeking donations to help rebuild its boardwalk destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

Belmar has launched its “Buy A Board” campaign.

Contributions range from $25 for “beach bums” to $5,000 for “big kahunas.” Contributors will have their names and contribution listed at the beach entrance of their choice.

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty says it’s a great opportunity for people to become part of the reconstruction process.

The town is committing $20 million to rebuild its 1.3-mile boardwalk. The project includes 14,000 boards and 2,800 pilings.

The mayor is confident the boardwalk will be ready by Memorial Day.

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