In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, residents of New Jersey have come together in various ways to help those in need, but one resident set himself apart from others as he traveled the length of the garden state on foot to raise awareness and funds for relief efforts
Relief efforts for victims of hurricane sandy have been going on for several weeks now, but one New Jersey resident is doing his part in his own way by running.
"You know I think like everybody else in the state and surrounding area of you see something bad happen to your brothers, sisters and neighbors you want to do something to help," said runner Ed Kloskowski. "This felt like something I could do to help out."
A New Jersey native and resident of Allentown, NJ, Ed Kloskowski put together a fundraising program called Run4NJ in an effort to raise awareness and donations for Hurricane Sandy relief and rebuilding efforts.
And he would do so by taking on the challenging task of running 220 miles along the Garden State coast, starting at highpoint state park in northern New Jersey and ending in Cape May all within four days.
"It was awful painful for me but I've found comfort in the pain because I was doing something that allowed me to have a broader reach with my desire to help out," Kloskowski said.
Run4NJ was able to raise nearly seven thousand dollars in donations that will be distributed amongst five different organizations.
And for Ed (Kloskowski), the journey is finally over but the experience is something he says he and others will always remember.
"It's been fantastic it wasn't just my experience, I shared it with people who supported me through the entire run," said Kloskowski.
Ed arrived in Cape May early Tuesday evening, where he was greeted by his wife and children.