Month: March 2017

Help Save The Children’s Fresh Air Home in North Wildwood, NJ

The Wildwoods’ three powerhouse social media accounts are coming together for a great cause!

Join the “Wildwood Boardwalk,” “Wildwood 365” and “Watch the Tramcar Please” as we look to help the Children’s Fresh Air Home reopen its doors.

For nearly a century, the Children’s Fresh Air Home, located at 1100 Surf Avenue in North Wildwood, provided safe haven and a summertime experience for over 20,000 disadvantaged children in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region.

Pre-1950’s postcard; Lynn H. Boyer, Jr.
The work of the home’s founder, L. Ida Dukes, started in 1896 when the 41-year-old mother of six began inviting children whose families were unable to afford a summer retreat from city life for a day of fun along the Delaware River.

In 1911, Dukes brought her first group of children to Wildwood and in 1923, the Children’s Fresh Air Home was born.

In the decades to follow, a succession of superintendents, counselors and volunteers would continue the outreach.

However, by 2006, the aging structure was in critical need of repair. Work began, but was subsequently halted due to a lack of funds, and the difficult decision was made to temporarily close the home.

Photo taken of the Children’s Fresh Air Home on its dedication day on June 28, 1928 at 11th & Surf Aves in North Wildwood, NJ

It has sat, an empty and inoperable shell, since then.

But, there is HOPE!

Later this year, the Children’s Fresh Air Home will apply for a $300,000 grant for a rehabilitation project through a Small Cities Community Facilities Grant – with the support of the City of North Wildwood.

To qualify, the organization must raise matching funds of $300,000.

THIS is where we need YOUR help, as the combined $600,000 would finally enable the renovation of the home, and enable its rebirth.

Join us as we broadcast our crusade to save the Children’s Fresh Air Home to the world!

There are several ways to help out…

Please consider a donation to our GoFundMe campaign (link listed below). We understand that money can be tight, but even the donation of a dollar can help us on our way.

https://www.gofundme.com/save-the-childrens-fresh-air-home

You can also help us spread the word by sharing our informational video (also cited below). Every share of the video will not only help raise awareness of the Children’s Fresh Air Home’s history and importance, but increase the chances of reaching those who can help the most.

So, let’s do this!

Brian McDowell candidate for NJ State Assembly will hold a Press Conference on Friday, March 31st at 10:00 am.

North Wildwood – As a local business owner in New Jersey, it gives me great honor and pleasure to announce that I will be filing my petition for State Assembly in Trenton tomorrow, March 30th, 2017. The filing of my petition marks one of the most surreal moments in my life; and as the Republican Candidate for State Assembly – District 1, I look forward to the opportunity of serving the great people of this State.  I will be holding a Press Conference on Friday, March 31st at 10:00 a.m.out front of my local business – Jersey Beach Realty, located at 901 New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ.

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Brian McDowell is the Broker of Record/Owner of Jersey Beach Realty located in North Wildwood, NJ, and has served the Southern New Jersey real-estate market for over 18 years. In 2005, Brian was selected by President Donald J. Trump to be featured on the hit NBC-TV Show, The Apprentice. Brian has been a close ally and supporter of the Trump Campaign ever since, working on the primary campaign in Florida, staffing a phone center in Iowa; and in August, 2016, appointed the Cape May County Republican Coordinator for the Presidential Election in support of Donald J. Trump. He has also received endorsements for State Assembly from various republican organizations and candidates, including (but not limited to) Cape May County GOP, Cumberland County GOP and Atlantic County GOP. 
“As a resident of the City of North Wildwood, I notice that we are fortunate enough to have a thriving economy here in this small shore town, despite the off-season; and as a business owner, I am happy that I am able to contribute to our local economic stronghold, through the creation of jobs and the establishment of new property owners and business owners,” said State Assemblyman candidate Brian McDowell. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens of this State, and I welcome everyone to attend my press conference this Friday,” said State Assemblyman Candidate McDowell. 

Three Wildwood, NJ Facebook Fan pages team up to help Wildwood’s Children’s Fresh Air Home.

The Children’s Fresh Air Home needs you help so we teamed up with other Wildwood, NJ Facebook Fans pages,  Al Alven from Wildwood 365. Joey Contino from the Wildwood Boardwalk and myself Tony Deutsch from Watch the Tramcar Please.

First I want to thank both Al and Joey for the support. Joey edited the video and he did a first class job with the research, collaboration, presentation and message. We are proud to be able to try and help this great cause.

We’ve seen tremendous progress in the construction efforts thanks to the support and generosity of our community, local businesses and donors. And in early 2016 they completed a critical part of construction – a new foundation.

We want to thank 2 great businesses who stepped up for the cause. Much of the work has been donated by Paul Marconi and U.C.I.; a private construction company based in Lansdowne, Pa., and Ross Denham Construction in Cape May.

Thanks to help from Mayor Patrick Rosenello and The City Of North Wildwood the dream is still alive.

The City of North Wildwood and its Leadership has offered to
apply for a $300,000 Small Cities Grant to help us with our
reconstruction efforts. In order for us to be eligible for this
grant funding, we MUST raise matching funds of $300,000 by
June of 2017.
Your immediate financial assistance is needed!

URGENT CALL TO ACTION: In 2017, The Children’s Fresh Air Home (CFAH) will apply for a $300,000 grant for the project from a Small Cities Community Facilities Grant – with support from the city of North Wildwood. But the organization must raise matching funds of $300,000 in order to receive the grant. Combined, this $600,000 would finally enable CFAH to complete the Home’s renovation.

We’re calling on our friends, neighbors and local businesses to help make this decade-long dream a reality for the 20,000 children from the Philadelphia and New Jersey regions who have found a summer respite in CFAH for more than 115 years.

Please donate today!

The Children’s Fresh Air Home (CFAH) is a non-profit organization that provides a no-cost, enriching summer experience at the Jersey Shore in a safe, positive environment for children who may be living with family or community adversities.

The Children’s Fresh Air Home is located at 1100 Surf Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260. Contact us at 609-522-2716 or via email at john@freshairhome.org.

Please donate here> https://www.freshairhome.org/donations/

 

Please Support The Wildwood Warrior Baseball Breakfast

The Wildwood Warrior baseball team is having their 12th annual breakfast fund raiser on Saturday, April, 1st and 2nd 2017 at Bannon’s Ocean Cafe at Ocean and Montgomery Aves from 7-2pm.

Tickets are $10.00 and go to support the WHS Warrior Baseball Team. For more info call 609-846-7716