Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Plymouth Middle School students sewed blankets for a group of children impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The blankets will be delivered this week.
When Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast last fall, homes and buildings in Far Rockaway, NY arguably received the most damage. In an already poor community, months after the hurricane blew through the town, some residents are still without power. But this week, 3 and 4-year-olds who attend the city’s Bays Water School will receive a small token of hope. Misty Maruska, a Family and Consumer Science teacher at Plymouth Middle School, packaged and sent 45 handmade blankets to Bays Water School pre-kindergarten students. Maruska’s sixth, seventh and eighth graders spent the last few months sewing the blankets in an effort to give back to a community that has so little. “I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this donation,” Maruska said…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The company, which has a facility in Golden Valley, announced that it's giving more than $600,000 in first responder products to help devastated areas.
On Nov. 6, Honeywell announced in a statement that the company is going to pitch in when it comes to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. According to the press release, the company is donating more than $600,000 in first responder products to aid in relief and recovery efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy. “As the world’s leading provider of personal protective equipment, we are deeply committed to worker safety and to helping those on the front lines of rescue and recovery efforts remain safe,” Honeywell Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dave Cote said in the release. “Honeywell employees work and live in these communities, these are our own hometowns and we feel a sense of responsibility to support the first responders there.” …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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 will go 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 help …
Friday, November 2, 2012
General Mills will give $250,000 to Red Cross and Feeding America to help the people in Sandy's path.
In a statement yesterday, General Mills Vice President and Foundation Executive Director Ellen Goldberg Luger said Golden Valley-based company will donate $250,000 to both the Red Cross and Feeding America. "Our hearts are with the families who have lost loved ones and those who are still suffering through the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, including some of our own employees," Goldberg Luger said in the press release. "We are eager to support the critical work being done by our dedicated partners, the American Red Cross and Feeding America, as they bring relief to those affected by this terrible storm." Related Articles: LIVE COVERAGE: Hurricane Sandy Hits East Coast Patches: Local Coverage How You Can Help Those Braving Sandy’s …
Monday, October 29, 2012
From world travelers to day-traders, we’re feeling the impact of Hurricane Sandy on our lives here in the Upper Midwest. Here are a few ways to help those in the storm’s path.
More than 60 million people will feel some sort of direct impact from Hurricane Sandy and the other storm systems swirling in the Northeastern United States. Nationwide, however, the “Frankenstorm” impact is spreading, from the shutdown of Wall Street today to canceled travel plans all around the country. According to AccuWeather.com CEO Barry Myers, "Sandy is a hurricane wrapped in a winter storm." Many Twin Cities residents often look at their computer screen or television and wonder, “What can I do to help?” Such is our nature. Here are a few ideas. This is a developing list. Red Cross The Red Cross has started a preventative campaign in areas of the Northeast, using SMS and sound trucks to provide early warning messages. Emergency …
With the same local fervor that we cover our communities, our sister Patches in New Jersey, New York and up and down the East Coast are covering Hurricane Sandy and "Frankenstorm" as well.
Do you have friends or family being affected by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast? You can click on to any of our Patches up and down the East Coast—part of our national Patch community—and get live local updates from communities in the path of the storm including: And contact us with your messages as well—we will share them here and there as the communities brace for the storm.