(Red Bank, NJ) - Monmouth Arts will present a cocktail party entitled "ArtHelps: Celebrating the Soul of the Shore" on Friday, October 4, 7 -10 p.m. at McLoone's Supper Club 1200 Ocean Avenue, on the boardwalk in Asbury Park. The event honors individuals who have worked to enrich the lives of the people who live & work in Monmouth County through the arts. This year's honorees are being recognized for their use of the arts to help our region recover from the storm. The honorees are Tom Donovan, President/Publisher, Asbury Park Press; Chris Daggett, President & CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Hans Dekker, President, Community Foundation of New Jersey.
The Asbury Park Press published Sandy: The Jersey
Shore in the Eye of the Storm featuring photographs taken by their staff
documenting the storm damage and response. Proceeds from the sale of
the book were donated to the American Red Cross for immediate response
and to the Jersey Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau to get the word
out that many businesses, restaurants and venues were still "Open for
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Community
Foundation of New Jersey led a joint effort between local and national
foundations, New Jersey corporations, and individuals to launch the New
Jersey Recovery Fund to support local nonprofit organizations working in
communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Organizations supported by
the Fund focus on engaging local residents in community-building and
restoration projects, improving quality and access to information about
recovery and rebuilding, using the arts to foster individual and
community healing, and impacting critical policy decisions involving
land use planning. The Fund supports projects with an emphasis on
innovation, collaboration, resiliency and sustainability as New Jersey
recovers from Hurricane Sandy.
Monmouth Arts created ArtHelps to
assist local artists and nonprofit arts organizations affected by the
hurricane to access information, resources and emergency funding. In
partnership with the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission and
Meridian Health's Art Therapy Program, and with a $150,000 grant from
the New Jersey Recovery Fund Monmouth Arts expanded ArtHelps to work
with local artists and arts groups rebuilding spirits as communities
rebuild homes and businesses. Over 20 projects have taken place or are
planned to bring the healing power of the arts to towns from Keyport to
The evening will include lavish hors d'oeuvres and
great entertainment. Monmouth Arts invites the community to join us at
this fun event featuring performances and artwork from ArtHelps.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Monmouth Arts' arts education
and community arts programs and services, including ArtHelps.
To purchase tickets, sponsorships or advertisements please go to our payment page
( http://bit.ly/di4IOM) or contact Mary Eileen Fouratt, firstname.lastname@example.org or at 732-212-1890 x 2.
are limited. The programs and services of the Monmouth County Arts
Council are made possible through funding from the Monmouth County Board
of Chosen Freeholders, through the County Historical Commission, and
the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner
agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.