Ellen DeGeneres Surprises Point Beach First Aid Volunteers

Engaged couple gets help with flooded house in Brick

Jonathan Miller and Megan Baglivio from the Point Pleasant First Aid and Emergency Squad never expected to be on the Ellen DeGeneres TV show, much less to leave the set with the gift of their lives.

The two volunteers, from "Point Beach EMS," the squad that serves Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head and Mantoloking, are getting their flooded home gutted and made over by Kitchen Cousins, professional home remodelers, thanks to the generosity of DeGeneres.

The home, on Princeton Avenue in Brick, is Miller's home that the couple spent a lot of time renovating during the summer to get it ready for when they live there as a married couple, according to what is discussed in the video clip. The renovations to the kitchen and living room were destroyed by the wrath of Sandy.

Baglivio's three sisters, Eileen, Kerry and Christine Baglivio, who live in Point Pleasant Borough, wrote a letter to DeGeneres asking if she could help the couple, whose own home was flooded badly while they were out with their squad helping others.

DeGeneres was touched by the story of the engaged couple, who, along with other volunteer first aiders and volunteer firefighters, rescued, treated and fed countless area residents victimized by Sandy, which was classified as a tropical storm when it hit Atlantic County on the night of Oct. 29.

Miller is captain of the squad and Baglivio is a teacher at Memorial Middle School in Point Pleasant Borough. The couple live in a home off of Beaver Dam Road. Many homes in Point Pleasant Borough's low-lying Sunshine Harbor and Bay Head Shores areas east of Beaver Dam Road were also badly flooded and without power until the last couple of days.

Some homes, with water-damaged meter boxes, cannot have power restored until the equipment is replaced and inspected. Many homes in the Jersey Shore region are facing the same challenge due to damaged meter boxes, control panels and other equipment.

To see the video clip of the couple, and their new home remodelers, on the show, click here. It airs at 4 p.m. today on WNBC.

To learn more about the first aid squad, including how to join or donate, visit their website.

Toniann Scarpa November 14, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Gotta love Ellen!!
Jennie November 14, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Bless you all. It is so heart warming to see people helping people. This touches me very much as Point Pleasant is where I grew up, right off of Beaver Dam Rd
Allison November 15, 2012 at 01:44 AM
God Bless the two of you and to your families for caring so much about the two of you. Ellen you couldn't have helped a more deserving family than these guys...
Chris Nelson December 31, 2012 at 12:57 AM
That was nice....so many people lost so much.....I know the feeling as my house was also damaged......


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