Snooki, 'Jersey Shore' stars urge fans to help 'Restore the Shore' (Video)
Hurricane Sandy devastated numerous homes and lives on the East Coast, and now, the cast of the popular MTV reality series "Jersey Shore" are coming together to raise awareness and funds.
The cast appears in a video posted on MTV's website that shows the personalities urging fans to tune in to their live benefit event, "Restore the Shore," which is set to air on MTV on Thursday, November 15 at 11 p.m. ET.
"If you've watched 'Jersey Shore,' you've seen Seaside Heights in action," Pauly D says in the beginning of the video.
The "Jersey Shore" house was unharmed by the hurricane, but there was some flooding in the home's basement according to ABC News. The popular Seaside Heights boardwalk where the cast spent a majority of their time, however, is almost completely destroyed.
"The residents, the workers, everyone right now is struggling to get back on their feet because of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy," Ronnie continues. "A lot of people that have been down to the Jersey Shore have lots and lots of memories. For workers and residents of Seaside Heights, memories is all they have right now."
The benefit event is a joint initiative from MTV, who is donating one hour of their airwaves, and Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rebuilding and restoring devastated areas.
"Let's rebuild the Shore together and help out," Vinny says in the video, with co-star Snooki adding, "We're going to restore the Shore, and you're gonna help us."
Aside from the televised event, the "Jersey Shore" cast is also set to gather in Times Square on Thursday with other celebrities to ask viewers to contribute to the rebuilding and restoration of their show's former home base, Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
The cast members of "Jersey Shore" aren't the only celebrities lending a helping hand during the crisis, with actress Denise Richards having visited the North Shore Animal League America's headquarters on November 8. The actress provided help in spreading the word about the organization's disaster relief efforts, and even fell in love with a Labrador named Tara, adopting the puppy as her own (Photo).
On November 7, Lady Gaga pledged $1 million to New York and The American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts. Gaga hails from "the big apple," and credits the big city with making her the "woman and artist that she is today."
Numerous other celebrities, such as Emma Watson, Cyndi Lauper and Russell Crowe, have also donated their efforts, songs and money to the devastated areas.
Lauper, 59, suffered an unfortunate personal loss when she received news that her 90-year-old uncle George Stathis died in the storm. The "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" singer dedicated a performance of her hit song "Time after Time" to her late uncle.
The Disney/ABC Television group also took part in the giving, and raised more than $16.8 million for the American Red Cross to help the survivors of Hurricane Sandy thanks to its "Day of Giving" on Monday, November 5.
Watch the video of the "Jersey Shore" cast below.