Monday, December 10, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including over 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, “…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The supermodel mom will help distribute supplies in partnership with the American Red Cross and Patch on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Supermodel Heidi Klum is lending her efforts to affected victims and families of Superstorm Sandy by distributing relief today, Dec. 2, at a location on Long Island, in partnership with the American Red Cross, AOL, and Patch. After, Klum will go to Lindenhurst, NY, for the tree lighting with Mayor Thomas Brennan Klum's efforts are a reminder that these communities still need help rebuilding. Here's how you can help: In Roswell, locals have been donated equipment for damaged schools until last Friday and Plum Cafe hosted a benefit dinner Saturday night. Donate to the American Red Cross, Long Island Cares, or Island Harvest. And, you can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by simply sending a tweet: Patch’s effort to …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Reservations for the fundraiser must be made in advance.
Hurricane Sandy would have been considered devastating had it hit anytime throughout the year, but its aftershock is especially felt at the holidays. To help some families up North during this arduous rebuilding process, Roswell's Plum Café will host a benefit fundraiser on behalf of the residents of Breezy Point, NY. The small Queens suburb was devastated by the hurricane when, after being flooded by rushing waters, fires destroyed 110 homes. The community is home to many families of firefighters, EMTs and police officers who commute and work in Manhattan daily. "With this fundraiser, we hope to make the community’s holidays easier in some small way," the local cafe owners said in a statement. The special fundraising event will take …
Monday, November 26, 2012
A pair of transplanted Long Island firefighters are driving a surplus fire engine from North Fulton to Island Park, NY.
The residents of Island Park, NY, have had to depend on the kindness of others to keep their homes and businesses safe from fire since Hurricane Sandy, but a fire engine they can call their own is on the way. The Roswell City Council approved the donation of a surplus fire truck to the Long Island area community. Hurricane Sandy put as much as six feet of water in the Island Park fire station, and the seawater destroyed the community's own truck, and much of its equipment. Earlier today, members of the Roswell Fire Department and Roswell City Council gathered at the Roswell Fire Department headquarters to turn the truck over to the men who will drive the truck to Island Park. The truck was filled with donated equipment as well, including …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The community is welcomed to attend the send-off, Monday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Roswell Fire Department (RFD) invites the community to help send-off the Fire Engine to be donated to the Island Park, New York Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) on Monday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m. The Village of Island Park, NY suffered devastating loss as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The 1991 Sutphen fire engine will be used by the department until a new truck can be replaced. In addition, RFD is also donating a PPV Gas Fan. The Roswell mayor and council unanimously approved the donation of both pieces of equipment at the November 14 meeting. The send-off will take place at Roswell Fire Headquarters, 1810 Hembree Road.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The city of Island Park, NY was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, losing all of their fire equipment as well as their fire station.
The village of Island Park, NY has one fire truck, which is one more than it had yesterday, thanks to the city of Roswell. Roswell City Council voted unanimously to donate a 1991 Sutphen fire engine and a surplus PPV gas fan to the village of Island Park, which lost its fire station and all of its fire equipment in Hurricane Sandy just over two weeks ago. When in possession of surplus equipment, Roswell traditionally follows a policy to sell through a competitive bidding process. However, because of the tragic circumstances in Island Park, the city will forgo monetary compensation and donate instead. The effort was coordinated by the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, named after a firefighter who lost his life in the attack on the World …
Here are a few practical ways you can help some of the young Hurricane Sandy victims. Three area schools will take donations until Nov. 30.
The heartbreaking images in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are hard to look at; countless homes, businesses and schools have been left devastated by the destructive superstorm. So moved are several local families that they've banded together and come up with a plan to help. Even better, it's a plan that they hope other community members get involved with, as well. Schools have been somewhat overlooked in the rush to help. Many are struggling to resume classes without basic supplies while being housed in temporary locations. Locals coordinating the effort are asking Roswell families to pitch in and help our neighbors to the north by dropping off donated school supplies at Mountain Park Elementary School, Roswell North Elementary School or…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away. But in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Customers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar – the difference benefiting the American Red Cross and its disaster relief efforts in the Northeast.
Kroger stores throughout the Atlanta Division are encouraging customers and associates to donate to the American Red Cross, which is providing shelter, meals, emotional support and other necessities to those affected by the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Sandy after it made landfall on Monday. In support of the thousands of Americans affected by Hurricane Sandy, Kroger is launching a “Round-Up” campaign today in which customers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar – the difference benefiting the American Red Cross and its disaster relief efforts in the Northeast. Customers can also make donations to the American Red Cross at Kroger cash registers. “Our hearts are with our friends and neighbors in New York, New Jersey, and …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
With damage to airports and flooding rampant, Holiday travel could be difficult this year.
It's safe to say that the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy will be felt for a long time up and down the Eastern Seaboard. One of the most immediate effects of the storm may be difficulties in holiday travel arising from flood and storm damage. Marci Zied of Canton's A Love of Travel travel agency doesn't see too many problems for holiday travelers as a result of Hurricane Sandy; in fact, she is leaving for Spain on Friday through New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. "We were worried because JFK was closed earlier, but it will be open to international flights by the time we leave," she said. "By Thanksgiving it shouldn't be an issue." Zied did say that New York's LaGuardia Airport, which handles more domestic flights, is closed due…