MTV’s Parent Company Viacom to Donate $1 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
MTV’s parent company Viacom announced on November 1 that it would donate $1 million to various organizations in New Jersey to help the relief and recovery efforts across the state, following Hurricane Sandy’s historic destruction.
Viacom’s CEO, Philippe Dauman, announced that half of the $1 million donation will go to New York City’s Mayor’s Fund, and the other half will go to local New Jersey organizations. “Viacom has always had a strong relationship with the communities it serves and we are proud to step forward once again to help those in need,” he said.
In many ways, MTV owes a lot to the Seaside Heights community, having filmed in the neighborhood for the past three years. Clearly, just because Jersey Shore is ending, that doesn’t mean its influence in Seaside is over.