Superstorm Sandy benefit concert on N...

Superstorm Sandy benefit concert on NBC Friday

There are 45 comments on the KSDK NewsChannel 5 story from Nov 1, 2012, titled Superstorm Sandy benefit concert on NBC Friday. In it, KSDK NewsChannel 5 reports that:

NBC is doing a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at KSDK NewsChannel 5.

Since: Oct 12

San Leandro, CA

#21 Nov 3, 2012
Bonjersey, I'm so sorry for the loss of your home. I hope you're alright and everything works out for you.
rosa3

Perris, CA

#22 Nov 3, 2012
sending you hugs and prayers, god bless you
BonJersey wrote:
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Hey I am in North Jersey with family as I have lost my home as many others did.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#23 Nov 3, 2012
BonJersey wrote:
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Hey I am in North Jersey with family as I have lost my home as many others did.
Very sorry to hear that Bon Jersey. Don't know what to say that could possibly help but you are in my thoughts and prayers.
carpetbaggers

Pottstown, PA

#24 Nov 3, 2012
BonJersey wrote:
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I won't be as nice as Lisa so if you want nice don't continue to read.
Excuse me but you have very bad information. The barrier island that includes seaside was a working class barrier island with many of the homes handed down for generations. many just small bungalows, not mansions. As a matter of fact the majority of the island are small bungalows. There are also many year round residents of that barrier island who are retired at one time they had more then one home maybe but with NJ property taxes could not afford to keep both homes and the other home so they could spend their retirement at the beach. They are not rich people. They did have to do search and recover on the islands because they knew that there would be people found dead, some survived but the island was hit hard. Hoboken was doing rescues partly because people are stupid and did not leave when they were told to evacuate, people on the barrier island for the most part did evacuate. What an arrogant ass you are, maybe if you have suffered loss you would have a freaking clue. Stupid ass.
Maybe I wasn't clear enough. I have nothing against financial aid for the permanent year round resident of the shore communities.

I'm not saying it's just wealthy people that LIVE on the barrier islands or own two homes. If a HOME was lost on the barrier island and it's someone's one and only residence I can see the need for aid( dollars for rebuilding and repair).

I'm not against aid for immediate emergency/emergent care irregardless of wealth(I think this where I wasn't clear, I don't mind the rescues, temporary shelter, medical care etc).

BUT knowing several people who own/ed SECOND homes on the NJ coast(and that's how they treat it as a second home) they should be last in line and consideration for reCONSTRUCTION aid. The preliminary news reports frequently emphasized rebuilding showing the damage including fairly new construction, boats, cars etc from the shore/vacation communities. Sure it's a loss emotionally and financally but it's not the same kind of loss of someone who is now homeless and lost everything.

When the fund raiser was announced the news had yet to really show what happend in places Hoboken or Staten Island. It showed alot of summer vacation homes/areas. But little to none of urban residential areas. That's why I said make sure the aid gets to who really needs it.

The New Jersey shore was built economically from vacationers from the tri state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. And that's who owns a large chunk of the houses at the shore. At that time there seemed to be an underlying theme of nostalgia from people like the governor and some celebs. The news emphasized the pictures of scattered and damaged boats, mcmansions and piers simply because it makes for more 'spectacular' viewing but ommitted what was going on in the cities and urban areas.

Luckily the fund raiser emphasized aid to the Red Cross and that's the type aid that is immediately needed. I want THE permanent residents in need get all the 'aid' they need including emergency aid and rebuilding/repair. But when I hear things oh we have to rebuild the Jersey shore I don't give two craps about a SECOND vacation home, a boat, a pool etc.

Since: Sep 10

Cambridge, Canada

#25 Nov 3, 2012
BonJersey wrote:
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Hey I am in North Jersey with family as I have lost my home as many others did.
So sorry for your loss BonJersey. Take care

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#26 Nov 3, 2012
BonJersey wrote:
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Hey I am in North Jersey with family as I have lost my home as many others did.
OMG. I'm so sorry to hear Bon Jersey. Stay Jersey Strong and our prayers are with you. Take good care...
natyb

Portet-sur-garonne, France

#27 Nov 4, 2012
so sorry for your home Bon Jersey. I do hope the insurance will work faster then it uses over here ! Sometimes people have to wait weeks or months to have some money from their insurance company, meanwhile they have just a little provisionnal money that cannot help them a lot. Take good care of yourself and your family !
Rose

Mount Clemens, MI

#28 Nov 4, 2012
carpetbaggers wrote:
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Maybe I wasn't clear enough. I have nothing against financial aid for the permanent year round resident of the shore communities.
I'm not saying it's just wealthy people that LIVE on the barrier islands or own two homes. If a HOME was lost on the barrier island and it's someone's one and only residence I can see the need for aid( dollars for rebuilding and repair).
I'm not against aid for immediate emergency/emergent care irregardless of wealth(I think this where I wasn't clear, I don't mind the rescues, temporary shelter, medical care etc).
BUT knowing several people who own/ed SECOND homes on the NJ coast(and that's how they treat it as a second home) they should be last in line and consideration for reCONSTRUCTION aid. The preliminary news reports frequently emphasized rebuilding showing the damage including fairly new construction, boats, cars etc from the shore/vacation communities. Sure it's a loss emotionally and financally but it's not the same kind of loss of someone who is now homeless and lost everything.
When the fund raiser was announced the news had yet to really show what happend in places Hoboken or Staten Island. It showed alot of summer vacation homes/areas. But little to none of urban residential areas. That's why I said make sure the aid gets to who really needs it.
The New Jersey shore was built economically from vacationers from the tri state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. And that's who owns a large chunk of the houses at the shore. At that time there seemed to be an underlying theme of nostalgia from people like the governor and some celebs. The news emphasized the pictures of scattered and damaged boats, mcmansions and piers simply because it makes for more 'spectacular' viewing but ommitted what was going on in the cities and urban areas.
Luckily the fund raiser emphasized aid to the Red Cross and that's the type aid that is immediately needed. I want THE permanent residents in need get all the 'aid' they need including emergency aid and rebuilding/repair. But when I hear things oh we have to rebuild the Jersey shore I don't give two craps about a SECOND vacation home, a boat, a pool etc.
When you donate to the Red Cross, you donate to anyone and everyone in need of aid. I've never seen a telethon only for particular neighborhoods. Unless you want to go there and pick and choose who gets YOUR money, get over yourself.

The Red Cross does not discriminate. Your money could also be used for someone in California, someone in Maryland, someone in Connecticut.....Just like the Salvation army, when you drop your change in that red kettle.....who knows where it will end up. What a snot witch you are
Rojo

Philadelphia, PA

#29 Nov 4, 2012
carpetbaggers wrote:
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Maybe I wasn't clear enough. I have nothing against financial aid for the permanent year round resident of the shore communities.
I'm not saying it's just wealthy people that LIVE on the barrier islands or own two homes. If a HOME was lost on the barrier island and it's someone's one and only residence I can see the need for aid( dollars for rebuilding and repair).
I'm not against aid for immediate emergency/emergent care irregardless of wealth(I think this where I wasn't clear, I don't mind the rescues, temporary shelter, medical care etc).
BUT knowing several people who own/ed SECOND homes on the NJ coast(and that's how they treat it as a second home) they should be last in line and consideration for reCONSTRUCTION aid. The preliminary news reports frequently emphasized rebuilding showing the damage including fairly new construction, boats, cars etc from the shore/vacation communities. Sure it's a loss emotionally and financally but it's not the same kind of loss of someone who is now homeless and lost everything.
When the fund raiser was announced the news had yet to really show what happend in places Hoboken or Staten Island. It showed alot of summer vacation homes/areas. But little to none of urban residential areas. That's why I said make sure the aid gets to who really needs it.
The New Jersey shore was built economically from vacationers from the tri state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. And that's who owns a large chunk of the houses at the shore. At that time there seemed to be an underlying theme of nostalgia from people like the governor and some celebs. The news emphasized the pictures of scattered and damaged boats, mcmansions and piers simply because it makes for more 'spectacular' viewing but ommitted what was going on in the cities and urban areas.
Luckily the fund raiser emphasized aid to the Red Cross and that's the type aid that is immediately needed. I want THE permanent residents in need get all the 'aid' they need including emergency aid and rebuilding/repair. But when I hear things oh we have to rebuild the Jersey shore I don't give two craps about a SECOND vacation home, a boat, a pool etc.
I agree with you! First help should be to the primary residents . Not to secondary homes! We have a secondary home in New Jersey as well and we are lucky it was fine but I still feel that if we lost it oh well we have a primary residence to come home to .. Others don't!
Joviana

Dade City, FL

#30 Nov 4, 2012
Wow, BonJersey. I will keep you in my prayers. My heart is and always will be with those fond childhood memories I have with family and friends growing up in Jersey. I no longer live there, but know some of the affected areas very well. Stay safe, I'm glad you at least have a safe place to reside at the moment, as not everyone does.

Carpetbaggers, I understand what you are saying, but it is really the media's portrayal of the situation that is skewed. They only show what they think will get and keep ratings. I, too, hope the money collected goes to those who need it most-the working class whose primary residences and everyday lives are affected by this disaster. My prayers are with all of them.
lady di

North Tonawanda, NY

#31 Nov 4, 2012
First...Bon Jersey, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family...wish I could help.
Second...has any one else wondered why Jon did not join in with the guys when singing "Boardwalk" during the telethon? I thought it was very strange...IMO..
BJ Fan

Columbus, OH

#32 Nov 4, 2012
Rose wrote:
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When you donate to the Red Cross, you donate to anyone and everyone in need of aid. I've never seen a telethon only for particular neighborhoods. Unless you want to go there and pick and choose who gets YOUR money, get over yourself.
The Red Cross does not discriminate. Your money could also be used for someone in California, someone in Maryland, someone in Connecticut.....Just like the Salvation army, when you drop your change in that red kettle.....who knows where it will end up. What a snot witch you are
"
You are correct in saying the money goes to whomever is most in need regardless of economic status, however,I don't think calling people names is appropriate. Even though you may not agree with her viewpoint it is still her opinion which she is entitled to.
Better to concentrate on how to help the victims in need. JMO
Just ignore & move on.
Alison

Lawrence, MA

#33 Nov 4, 2012
BonJersey wrote:
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Hey I am in North Jersey with family as I have lost my home as many others did.
My heart breaks for you. Consider yourself getting a big hug. This whole thing just seems so hard to believe. I'm from New England, but spent 25 years on the jersey shore. My mom used to refer to it as her "heart's home".
If there is anything your topix friends can do for you, let us know!

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#34 Nov 4, 2012
David Bergman was back stage at NBC on Friday and has a gallery of portrait photos. Proceeds go to the Red Cross.

You can see it here

http://www.tourphotographer.com/

Larger copies here

http://davidbergman.net/blog/the-secret-to-po...

Of course the Jon photo would be my pick but I also love the one of Steve Tyler.

Since: Feb 07

Canada

#36 Nov 5, 2012
lady di wrote:
First...Bon Jersey, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family...wish I could help.
Second...has any one else wondered why Jon did not join in with the guys when singing "Boardwalk" during the telethon? I thought it was very strange...IMO..
Not all the artists who appeared on the show sang Boardwalk. No biggie and nothing to wonder about IMO.

He could have been backstage doing his Bergman photo or an interview. He might have already left by the time they did that song. Quite often telethons end with all artists appearing on stage for the finale. Didn't happen with this one.

Since: Feb 07

Canada

#37 Nov 5, 2012
Just my two cents...there are many who own beach houses down the shore who are blue collar workers who bought real estate rather than mutual funds/securities.

Some now have primary homes with nothing left of their secondary home retirement investments.

Others have no primary home but their retirement investments are still in tact.

Give priority to those who are without a roof over their heads when processing, but don't discriminate and penalize the amount of aid a homeowner is entitled to.

Sandy reminds me of Katrina in that the world's focus was on the city of New Orleans and the surrounding coastal areas received very little coverage in the media.

Since: Feb 07

Canada

#38 Nov 5, 2012
BonJersey wrote:
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Hey I am in North Jersey with family as I have lost my home as many others did.
I'm very sorry to read this post, BonJersey. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this tragic time. <3
lisa

Jamaica Plain, MA

#39 Nov 5, 2012
BonJersey wrote:
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Hey I am in North Jersey with family as I have lost my home as many others did.
I'm so sorry to hear about your home, but glad you have family to stay with. Please let us know if there's anything we can do.
Sheik Yerbouti

Warrington, PA

#40 Nov 5, 2012
I live across the Delaware in Pennsylvania and my office is in New Jersey. The office has been without power for over a week. I was fortunate and only lost power for about 12 hours. I had prepared for the storm and early today I took my storm supplies over the bridge to NJ and dropped them off at the Lambertville fire station. I'm sure someone over there needs them more than I do. We may not get power back until Wednesday.
diamond jewel

Windsor, Canada

#41 Nov 5, 2012
BonJersey wrote:
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Hey I am in North Jersey with family as I have lost my home as many others did.
BonJersey....I am heartbroken to hear that you have lost your home...I live in Canada where wind damage was prevalent, not water or sand or devastation like our American friends such as you faced(mind you there was some water damage in places). I cannot imagine what you are going thru right now but we Canadians want you to know that we are proud of our American friends for being tough and standing strong thru all of this. We know it will be a long time before life becomes somewhat normal again. STAY STRONG...You are a great nation! We love you all!!

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