Danny Merk — the owner of the Jersey Shore cast’s long-time rental house and the Shore Store they worked at, the two places most of the debauchery of the show’s six seasons went down —– is grateful for the gang’s efforts to raise funds on MTV’s Restore the Shore telethon on Thursday night (November 15).

Danny himself, who grew close to the six castmates throughout the show, was hit with multiple losses from the super storm – ranging from revenue losses in Florida shops right on up to flooding of the Shore Store itself.  

“My store was wiped out,” he explained to NorthJersey.com, but he still isn’t throwing in the towel yet.

He added that he’s an “optimist” and that he is glad for what his old pals — all of which had reached out to check on him immediately after the storm — and MTV did by participating in the drive. “Any little bit of help” is appreciated, he said.

Learn how to help victims of Hurricane Sandy here.

Catch the next new episode of Jersey Shore on Thursday, November 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Source: NorthJersey.com

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