Sandy damaged Delaware Bay marina offers free slips to veterans and volunteer firefighters

     Money Island Marina on the Delaware Bay. (Photo: Money Island Marina)

    Money Island Marina on the Delaware Bay. (Photo: Money Island Marina)

    After recovering from damage inflicted by Superstorm Sandy, a Delaware Bay marina is giving back to the community, NBC40 reports

    Staff at the Money Island Marina in Downe Township spent months recovering from the storm, but when the boating season arrived, three-quarters of the boat slips were empty, marina owner Tony Novak tells the television station.

    So Novak decided to offer the vacant spaces to veterans and volunteer firefighters — for free. 

    “I have so much respect for them,” said Novak. “And just to be able to do something to show them its not just lip service, I’m really serious about it, we really do appreciate our men and women that do serve us.”

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    Novak tells NBC40 that the area is a “blue collar, working class, really hardcore fisherman type place,” adding that there is still time to take advantage of his offer.

    A posting on the marina’s website advises: 

    “The slips are all in protected deep water with water supply and fish cleaning stations. We can accommodate boats up to 30′. Slips are offered on a first-come basis and subject to administration and discretion of the marina manager. A signed slip lease is required but the price will be $0 from now through December 15.”

    Anyone interested is asked to contact Bruce at (856) 447-3576. 

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