Cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ + Others Set to Appear on Tonight’s ‘Restore the Shore’ [PHOTOS, VIDEO]
For years we turned to MTV to watch the cast members of ‘Jersey Shore’ get tanked and destroy the businesses, beachside, and rental properties of the New Jersey coastline. Now that Hurricane Sandy schooled them on how it’s really done, the network wants to help put it all back together again for future generations to destroy.
Starting at 11 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday night, MTV’s ‘Restore the Shore‘ will feature “some of entertainment’s biggest stars” helping to raise money for the Seaside Heights rebuilding effort.
The fundraising extravaganza will last an hour and feature MTV celebs calling donors with messages of thanks, stars giving messages of support, and live performances by artists like Gym Class Heroes and ‘American Idol‘ winner Phillip Phillips.
Also expected to appear are Ne-Yo, One Direction, Bruno Mars, the Jonas Brothers, Kim Kardashian and fun., among others. The cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ will be manning the phones, as will stars from ‘Awkward,’ ‘Teen Wolf,’ ‘Teen Mom,’ ‘The Challenge’ and ‘The Real World.’
But if you’re so inclined, you don’t have to wait until tonight to make a donation to the ‘Restore the Shore’ effort. If you pitch in $25 or more now, MTV will give you a bundle that includes 30 songs from the past six seasons of ‘Jersey Shore.’ And if that’s not your thing, you can always text a $10 donation to 85944 with the word SHORE.
According to MTV, the funds raised through this campaign will go to Architecture for Humanity, the non-profit organization that led rebuilding efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. The group is already in the process of rebuilding the famous Jersey Shore boardwalk, as well as local businesses and homes in Seaside Heights.
In a more localized effort, Townsquare Media New Jersey is also getting in on the action, so be sure to check that site for ongoing updates about the recovery efforts.
The video above shows Snooki helicoptering over her beloved Jersey Shore, tearfully surveying the storm damage. If you haven’t seen photos of what’s left of the boardwalk and such, here are a few shots: