Rebuild Hoboken Gears Up for Star Studded Fundraiser

A gala will be held on February 2.

Rebuild Hoboken, the city's relief fund, is currently in the process of organizing its biggest event to date.

After , the committee is now in the midst of preparing a star studded event at the W Hotel on February 2.

The Manzo Brothers — Hobokenites Albie and Chris — told The Dish that they will be present at the event, and may show up with more family members.

According to Jackie Burton, who is on the Rebuild Hoboken committee, said the organizers are currently "reviewing teams, traffic flow, décor, required staff numbers and starting a list of what celebrities could be approached to attend."

Hobokenites can attend the event, tickets will be available at multiple price points.

CBS entertainment reporter Katie McGee will be the emcee of the event, Burton said.

Sandy victims in Hoboken can apply for money from the Rebuild Hoboken fund until January 20, although that is a flexible deadline, Chairman Bernie Kenny said. The goal is to get money to affected Hobokenites by February, Kenny said.

Rory Chadwick January 14, 2013 at 05:53 PM
I have been working on the rebuild hoboken gala with a lot of people. Albie and Chris have been an incredible help and attend all our meetings and share emails with all of us about ideas. They're been instrumental in getting this task accomplished. For those who say they're looking for attention, not the case at all. Albie and Chris have been a huge help with the event were putting together. Everyone that is working on this has done incredible work. Great team of people working hard to help Hoboken out.
XJS January 14, 2013 at 07:16 PM
I have a friend who lives in a basement apartment and lost everything. She already filled out her form. She makes <$30,000 a year, and that's why she lives in a basement apartment with roommates. Rent is cheap.
Grafix Avenger January 15, 2013 at 07:48 PM
InfotainMe January 16, 2013 at 12:49 PM
The fund is called Rebuild Hoboken. Your should google Rebuild My Summer Home and see if they have something for you.
puzzledone January 16, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Talk to Mike Russo. First, he is similarly situated, and given that he paid $1 for his property, the damage is likely substantially in excess of his purchase price. Second, he promised to give the money he would have spent on christmas cards to help statewide victims. Not sure how much cheaper a robo-call to folks like me outside of his district was then sending a card.


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