Ilene Winters and Chris Wood reviewing requests for  from Sea Bright Rising in January, 2013, three months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the town. On Friday, Winters and Woods announced that the nonprofit organization was dissolved, having completed its mission after giving out $1.6 million in donated funds to 300 families, 20 businesses and the borough itself.

From the announcement:

“On October 29, 2012, the Jersey Shore saw the fury Mother Nature unleashed. But the best of what human nature has to offer was also in abundance. People came together to assist neighbors, friends and strangers; we could not have survived without each other. That is the silver lining in the cloud that was Super Storm Sandy and Sea Bright Rising is happy to have played a small part in the recovery of our beautiful seashore enclave!” 

(Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)