Jersey Surf Leaves Tour For 24 Hours
Immediately following their performance today in the Georgia Dome, the Jersey Surf departed the stadium parking lot for its longest drive of the season. Following a rehearsal day on Monday in Virginia, the Jersey Surf will leave the 2013 Drum Corps International Tour Tuesday to honor a pledge it made last fall in the wake of what has now become known as “Superstorm Sandy.”
“When the storm hit our area last fall, we worked quickly with local corps members and volunteers to prepare our food truck to be deployed to areas most affected by the disaster,” said Bob Jacobs, Executive Director and CEO of The Jersey Surf. “After soliciting a mountain of donations of clothing, cleaning supplies and non-perishable food items, our truck was forced to sit idle due to what we call ‘the politics of disaster.’ We learned that, although fully equipped and located in a prime location for rapid deployment, our truck was not pressed into service because other charities involved with coordinating relief efforts seemed concerned about who would get credit for assisting if the Jersey Surf’s mobile commercial kitchen was involved in the process.”
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