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Voluntourism Spotlight: Shore Helpers Post-Hurricane Sandy

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Today’s voluntourism spotlight focuses on Atlantic City, one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Learn about how you can do your part on this weekend’s broadcast of Peter Greenberg Worldwide and check back every Wednesday for more voluntourism opportunities.

Ever since the hurricane hit, has been sharing comprehensive resources for how to take part in Hurricane Sandy relief.

Today we’re spotlighting a program set in the Jersey Shore, The website is a live resource of volunteer projects that include clothing donation, shelter work and housing repair. If you have a specific skill set (i.e., plumbing, landscape, construction etc) they can match you with a particular task, but most projects require no experience.

If you’re not able to get to the shore to help out, you can also donate funds through Restore Our Shore. Stay tuned as Restore our Shore will organize a summer 2013 kick start beginning Memorial Day weekend that will turn focus to the anticipated heavy need with beach clean-up, construction, food pantry and shelter restocking, community program rehabilitation and potentially professional services such as accounting and insurance education.

By Courtney Crockett for