Jersey City residents have banded together over the past couple of weeks, ever since Hurricane Sandy came through leaving most of the town powerless and cold, with some people even homeless. It was a truly devastating storm, but in the aftermath, a beautiful thing took place. Neighbors began to help neighbors, strangers helped strangers, and communities came together, rising to the occasion to help Jersey City recover.

One of the many efforts that have come together as a result of the hurricane is JC Rebuild, a silent art auction and poetry slam to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. This event will include local vendors selling arts and crafts with a portion of the proceeds going to the victims, in addition to the silent art auction and open mic.

The event is being held by Art House Productions with the help of JC Slam, Instigatorzine, The Spaghetti Sessions, and the former gang of LaOla, this Saturday in Jersey City.

This is just one of many amazing stories of communities coming together in a time of need to help each other out. For more information on “JC Rebuild”, or how you can help the victims of Hurricane Sandy check out their Facebook event page: