Cape Gazette

Delaware Coast Aid raises funds for Sandy victims

Nov 23, 2012
Photo by: Steven Billups

Delaware Coast Aid, a coalition of Cape Region people and businesses, along with the Center for the Inland Bays, held a benefit concert for the New Jersey Shore Nov. 15 at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. Titled “From Our Coast to Their Shore,” the benefit featured four regional bands, Big Hat No Cattle, Lower Case Blues, Love Seed Mama Jump and E St. Shuffle Band. The event also featured food, beverages and kids activities.

More than 750 people attended the event and to date over $60,000 has been raised. Proceeds will assist in the response, recovery and relief effort from Hurricane Sandy directly to the Jersey Shore points of impact. A portion of the proceeds will also be maintained locally in conjunction with the Center For Inland Bays to aid in the recovery of local coastal habitats.

Several local businesses contributed to the event, including Highway One which provided the venue, and Schell Brothers who kicked off the fundraising by contributing $10,000.

Shown at the event are (l-r) Kevin Roberts, co-organizer; Joey Adams, Highway One; and Chip Thompson, co-organizer. To contribute to the fund go to and follow Delaware Coast Aid on facebook at


Enjoying the kids' activities, sponsored by Kids Cottage, are (l-r) Rico DiSalvo, Olivia Brittingham and Olivia DiSalvo. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Having fun at the event are (l-r) Pamela Speigel, organizing committee member; Jimmy Young; and Jake Banazak of Lower Case Blues. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Delaware Coast Aid committee members Julie Wyatt, left, and Laura Olenderski keep busy raising funds by selling event T-shirts. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Representatives from the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula were on hand for the event. Several volunteers from Delmarva Red Cross are working in the relief effort in New Jersey and New York. Patrick Delaney, Delmarva Red Cross CEO, reminded people that winter is the busy season for Delmarva Red Cross and they are also seeking funds to help people on Delmarva. Shown are Red Cross volunteer Lynda Messick, left, and Delaney. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Helping to support the relief efforts are (l-r) Lisa Wynn, Roger Reed and Lisa Miller. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Showing their support are (l-r) Sara Tammany, Carole Levitsky, Highway One’s Alex Pires, Sharon Isenberg and Chris Mueller. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
State Rep. Pete Schwarzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, right, shows his support with friends Joe Hill and Nora Kirby. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
The organizers of Rebuild Recover from Red Bank, N.J. were on hand to thank Delaware Aid for its support. Proceeds from the event will go to Rebuild Recover, which works directly with communities in need to find the perfect fit for the right volunteers and resources to distribute them appropriately. Shown are (l-r) Mike Hernandez, president; Anthony Setaro, vice president; Joe Jennings, media coordinator; and Jason Krangle, freelance videographer. The group was making a video of the event which will be posted on their website Follow their relief efforts or contribute on facebook at (Photo by: Steven Billups)
The Feltz family showed up to support the relief. Shown are (l-r) Heather, Jay, Lou and Rich Feltz. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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