SEASIDE, NJ (CBS) — Greater than 1,600 individuals gathered in New Jersey Saturday to interrupt a Guinness World Document whereas elevating cash for storm aid.
The document for simultaneous sand angels was initially set in Ludington, Michigan with 1,387 individuals. Whereas the official quantity has but to be validated by Guinness, roughly 1,609 hit the sand in Seaside Park, NJ.
“5 years later, there are nonetheless individuals and companies working to completely recuperate from the devastation brought on by Sandy,” stated Christopher D. Maher, Chairman & CEO of OceanFirst Financial institution. “We thought this might be a enjoyable occasion and nice approach to pull the area collectively to assist increase cash for these affected by Superstorm Sandy and the current hurricanes.”
In the course of the pre-occasion ceremony kindergarten college students from Pine Seashore Elementary Faculty in Pine Seashore, NJ recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Ocean County Vocational Technical Faculty Efficiency Arts Society carried out the Star Spangled Banner.
“We recognize the help we’ve acquired up to now from the group and our sponsorship companions,” Maher stated. “We look ahead to shattering the Guinness World Report for sand angels, and elevating a lot-wanted funds for these worthwhile organizations and the individuals and companies they help.”
Officers say Saturday’s occasion raised over $30,000.