Help Rebuild Boondocks

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After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, we're a whole community coming together to help get our beloved Boondocks Fishery on its feet again.
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Jacob Shwirtz
1,299 Facebook Friends
Small Business
Red Bank, New Jersey
United States
2 Team Members

After Hurricane Sandy, I said I was not going to post pictures of the destruction. Unfortunately, due to the recent turn of events, though I thought that I could, I realize I cannot do this on my own…

For those of you who do not know The Boondocks, it is a little slice of heaven! It took me 48 years to open this little shack on a dock. It is not much, but to me it is the world! It is my family. We have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, births and yes, even deaths here. It is a place to sit back, relax, and enjoy life as the world goes by. Whether it be wearing silly “lobster ears” or eating lobster with your hands, it is a place for fun and fun times; Where sharing a table means meeting new friends.

Before Sandy we thought we had taken every precaution. We removed all the refrigeration and stored it at higher ground. The fryers, oven, griddles, and everything else were removed and stored in the Marina garages. The garages have weathered every storm for close to a century, with the worst of them getting only 2 inches of water inside. We thought we were safe.

We were not. Sandy was different. Boondocks’ kitchen was flooded with over 5 feet of water. Sandy destroyed everything that was left inside: cash registers, stereos, satellite receivers, the camera system… everything. Our 500 lb. ice machine was blown right off the deck and into the river. Doors were ripped off of their hinges, with the doors and the river smashing everything inside. The garages also had 5 feet of water inside, destroying not only the walk-in box, but our storage room as well, where we had stored everything from soup warmers, dry goods and utensils to patio heaters. RE:pictures above in gallery.

When the water retreated, we were left with a toxic sludge of mud, gasoline and oil contaminating everything. We threw everything out! Sandy gave us no choice.

Following the storm, like most people, we were in a daze. Only now is the reality settling in. FEMA does not assist businesses. My insurance does not cover flood and I have now been denied a reconstruction loan from the SBA.

I want the laughter to continue, to be able to rebuild Boondocks, to have those warm summer nights along the river with you, my friends, my customers, my family.

Let’s be happy again! Lets eat Lobster!!!!

Please donate whatever you can and I hope the "perks" are a fun thank you. Also, everyone who donates to the Boondocks rebuilding will be invited to a special opening party!

Thank You!

Kelly

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  • $15USD
    wine opener

    What is lobster without WINE?! Also get your name on our 'builder's plaque' and invite to the re-opening party!

    12 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $25USD
    Lobster cracker

    We need LOTS of these to open all that sweet lobster! Also get your name on our 'builder's plaque' and invite to the re-opening party!

    9 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $50USD
    Buoy

    Our building is decorated with buoys! Buy one and support the rebuilding on Boondocks! Also get your name on our 'builder's plaque' and invite to the re-opening party!

    31 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $100USD
    Umbrella

    We need those umbrellas for the hot, sunny afternoons on the water! Also get your name on our 'builder's plaque' and invite to the re-opening party!

    20 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $250USD
    Picnic Bench

    Spread out on a comfy bench while enjoying the sunset and a lobster dinner at Boondocks! Buy your own picnic bench now! Also get your name on our 'builder's plaque' and invite to the re-opening party!

    9 out of 44 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $500USD
    Picnic Table

    Picnic tables are a great way to meet new friends, while taking in the best view and the best seafood on the Jersey Shore! Also get your name on our 'builder's plaque' and invite to the re-opening party!

    2 out of 22 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Adirondack Chair

    We all need a place to sit and sip a glass of wine while waiting to have our lobster! By an Adirondack chair today! Also get your name on our 'builder's plaque' and invite to the re-opening party!

    1 out of 6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $2,500USD
    Lobster Bake for 25

    Have a party at Boondocks for 25 of your closest friends. We will supply all the fixings for a scrumptious lobster bake! Also get your name on our 'builder's plaque' and invite to the re-opening party!

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Dish Named for You

    Two people can get a dish on our menu named after themselves!

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
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