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VIDEO: Sandy Victims Walk for Hope

An estimated crowd of about 1,000 walked in support of recovery in Union Beach Saturday.

Towns all along New Jersey's coast were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Boardwalks were pulled back into the sea by surging waves, homes were knocked off of their foundations and residents left homeless.

Despite the disaster, there's still hope.

In Union Beach Saturday, and estimated crowd of about 1,000 people walked through the Sandy-ravaged town to show their support for recovery and each other.

With little notice about the event other than a posting online, word of mouth spread throughout the week, resulting in a large and somewhat unexpected turnout. Many of those walking count themselves among those left homeless or living in significantly damaged structures. 

As long as there's hope, they said, they'll survive. 

Sharkey-Images February 18, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Photos to help bring awareness of how badly Union Beach was hit by Superstorm Sandy: http://sharkeyimages.zenfolio.com/destinations_nj_storms_hurricane_sandy_union_beach
Dentss Dunnagun February 18, 2013 at 05:31 PM
A very good video of the Super sandy destruction of the shore .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XME00nawak&list=PLmH3h3xhfvanaSZlpjgyC1YMkNvuDUDN2
A Resident February 18, 2013 at 07:36 PM
I especially liked your photo of the sign saying please don't take pictures.....
Patricia February 20, 2013 at 01:58 AM
why can't the politicans see what we the residence see. WE NEED HELP HERE IN UNION BEACH, we don't vacation here, we live here.
Sharkey-Images February 20, 2013 at 03:49 AM
A Resident, I try not to miss any of the writings people have put out, including that one. Although as a professional photographer, I do not consider myself a camera zombie. ;) I have taken it upon myself to document the storm in as many ways and areas as I can. It seems to be the one way I can hopefully get the word out to the rest of the world that these areas need help... I was once told the areas of Katrina that were being broadcasted all over the news were the areas that seemed to get the most donations. I hope my work will do the same for many of the areas I have been to...

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