Civic organizations donate to assist Sandy victims

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OCEAN CITY — The impact of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy led two local civic organizations to make significant donations to local philanthropic efforts assisting victims of the worst storm to hit Ocean City in more than a century.

At a Dec. 1 meeting of the Ocean City Community Association, board members unanimously passed a resolution to donate $1,000 to OCNJ CARE, a nonprofit organization created to help clean and restore Ocean City in the wake of the storm. 

At a Dec. 7 Fairness in Taxes meeting, members unanimously passed a resolution to donate $1,500 to OCNJ CARE, $1,500 to the local Food Cupboard and $2,000 to the Christian Community Circle, an organization that hosts a community-wide Christmas dinner, led by Mike and Peaches Lukens.

Both organizations also praised and applauded the city administration and public works department for their handling of the storm and the aftermath.

The 1,000 member OCCA works to ensure that the traditional family resort character of Ocean City is maintained through continuing efforts to preserve neighborhoods, beaches, boardwalk, bay and lagoons. 

The 3,000 member FIT is a nonprofit civic association for fiscal responsibility serving the taxpaying residents and property owners of Ocean City. FIT serves as an advisory and fact-finding group in areas of city budget, school board budget, county budget, taxes and any other related civic activity that could affect this community.

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