Tearful Snooki Witnesses Sandy's Devastation
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
November 14, 2012
Seaside Heights, New Jersey was recently devastated by Hurricane Sandy, and in this brand-new preview from MTV's star-studded fundraising special Restore the Shore -- a one-hour program featuring the likes of Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, the entire Jersey Shore cast, Britney Spears and more which will go towards rebuilding Seaside Heights -- Jersey Shore breakout star Snooki witnesses the devastation of the iconic Seaside boardwalk firsthand.
"This really sucks, the whole pier is just gone. It's really sad. The rollercoaster that I always go on is in the water," she says, getting emotional. "There's like, no boardwalk. We have so many memories here and everything's just destroyed."
Instead of traditional telethons where donators call hoping to talk to a celebrity, Restore the Shore will feature stars personally calling individuals who donate via Indiegogo at RestoretheShore.MTV.com or make a $10 donation by texting SHORE to 85944. All funds raised will go to Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit that led rebuilding efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, which will now aim to restore the famed boardwalk as well as local businesses and homes destroyed by the hurricane.
The special will feature live performances from Gym Class Heroes and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips.
Restore the Shore will air live at 11 p.m. ET on MTV, MTV.com, MTV mobile and MTV radio on Thursday, November 15.