BENEFITING: American Red Cross
EVENT DATE: Jan 01, 2013
Throughout the month of January, we are giving up all alcoholic beverages in an attempt to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief via the Red Cross. Rather than going out for drinks, generously donate that beer/wine money to a good cause!
We are piggy backing off the event "Dryathalon" in the UK for Cancer research. We wanted to do something that that has affected us all over the past few months. I've spent every summer down the shore with my family in Lavallette, NJ. It pains me to see the beating the shore has taken and continues to take with each passing storm. I don't have the capacity to physically lend a hand, but wanted to attempt to help raise some money to help rebuild and restore.
Rules we are living by (stealing from the Dryathalon):
- There is no drinking for one whole month – from 9am on 1st January (to give us time to recover from New Year’s Eve) to midnight on 31st January. Cheaters are at risk of being publicly named and shamed by their friends, unless they are holders of a "Golden Pass"
- Golden Pass is obtained by making a suggested donation of $15 to this page. The donation can be made on behalf of the Dryathlete. More than one Golden Pass can be used throughout January.
Played with the lyrics from Toby Keith's "I love this bar." Here goes nothing...
We got Bud Light, we got Ultras.
Margaritas and vodka.
And we got bar sights, we got Friday nights.
We got thirsty girls.
And we love to drink our wine from a mason jar.
Alcohol free will be a chore.
But we LOVE our Jersey Shore!
Hurricane Sandy Facts:
Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the United States about 8 p.m. EDT Oct. 29, striking near Atlantic City, N.J., with winds of 80 mph. A full moon made high tides 20 percent higher than normal and amplified Sandy's storm surge. Streets were flooded, trees and power lines knocked down and the city's famed boardwalk was ripped apart. Along the Jersey shore, people were left stranded in their homes and waited for rescue teams in boats to rescue them.
As of Nov. 1, about 4.7 million people in 15 states were without electricity, down from nearly 8.5 million a day earlier. Subway tunnels in Lower Manhattan remained flooded, but some lines had resumed service. Airlines, which had canceled more than 15,000 flights around the world, were returning to normal schedules. Most gas stations in New York City and New Jersey were closed because of power shortages and depleted fuel supplies. Long lines formed at gas stations that were expected to open.
Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in property damage and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, making it one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the United States, according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm.
Information found from: http://www.livescience.com/24380-hurricane-sandy-status-data.html