Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. 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 tonight. 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, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, who is due to perform with the former members of Nirvana. According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, “…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Last weekend AOL and Patch employees packed two tractor-trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. You can help victims of Superstorm Sandy
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? AOL has set up a page on the Network for Good website where you can donate. "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 …
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 …
Power outage struck a little after 2:15 p.m.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Sanna
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy might be almost 1,000 miles away from Minneapolis as it lashes the United States' eastern seaboard, but some local residents are experiencing a taste of what thousands of the storm's victims will undoubtedly be experiencing in the days to come. According to Xcel Energy's power outage map, 115 homes in Southwest Minneapolis are currently without power. The outages appear to be concentrated along the border between the Fulton and Armatage neighborhoods. Power went out at 2:16, and restoration is expected shortly after 5 p.m. The Xcel website did not list a cause.
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.