Credit: @snooki

Until recently, many Americans probably thought of Seaside Heights as nothing but the backdrop for the drunken antics of the Jersey Shore castmates. But Hurricane Sandy changed that in a devastating way, tragically destroying the New Jersey town, as well as surrounding areas. Is the Jersey Shore cast planning to help the area they made famous?

Snooki definitely is! When a fan tweeted at Snooki to ask her if she plans to donate "money to the families and shore in Seaside," Snooki replied, "Of course, that's my home/fam."

Given Snooki's immense take home salary, we wouldn't be surprised if she ends up making a sizable donation. And we suspect Snooki isn't the only cast member planning to help.

Sammi has also tweeted about supporting the Shore area. Meanwhile, JWOWW posted in her blog about the tragedy, urging her readers to donate, and Ronnie, Pauly D, and Vinny encouraged people to donate to the Red Cross via Twitter. (Deena Nicole and The Situation have been MIA on Twitter since they both lost power and/or internet on the 29th.)

If you would like to contribute to the cause as well, you can find out how here.

Catch the next new episode of Jersey Shore on Thursday, November 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Source: @Snooki, JWOWW.com, @MTVSammi, @MTVRonnie

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