'Restore the Shore': Jersey Shore cast to host Sandy benefit


Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Jenni 'J Woww' Farley,Ronnie Ortiz-Magro,Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola,Deena Nicole Cortese,Vinny Guadagnino and Paul 'Pauly D' DelVecchio attend the 'Jersey Shore' Final Season Premiere at Bagatelle on October 4, 2012 in New York City.


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Looks like New Jersey can count on their local reality television cast to help rebuild post-Hurricane Sandy.

"Restore the Shore," a benefit to help in the rebuilding of the state's coastline, has the members of MTV's "Jersey Shore" teaming up with nonprofit Architecture for Humanity to raise money for the restoration of Seaside Heights, where the show is set. 

The benefit will air at 11 p.m.. EST, and broadcast from MTV's Times Square studios. 

"New Jersey, and especially Seaside, is just destroyed," star Vinny Guadagnino told MTV News. "I've never had anything like this happen to me. I know every business owner on the boardwalk personally, you know, and, like, they're good people, they all are hard-working people."

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Architecture for Humanity offers design and construction services, and the cast will be raising money to reconstruct the Seaside Heights boardwalk they helped make infamous, the New York Times reported. The funds will also go towards helping individuals and businesses affected by Sandy. 

The fundraising special will also feature "special guests to be announced," and rival station VH1 was quick to come up with some cheeky suggestions, including "Everyone a Jersey Shore star has ever fought with on the show." 

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