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. See how a bunch of volunteers in Tucker got …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
By 4 p.m. Sunday, vehicles will be loaded in Decatur to carry donations to Conyers. From there, the stuff will be shipped north.
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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Decatur residents are collecting supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy and need pickup trucks and SUV's right away to transport the supplies. The deadline is tight: 4 p.m. Sunday. The vehicles will be loaded at 215 Cambridge St. in Decatur, near Revolution Donuts and Ale Yeah!, said Laura Cooper, who is helping with the effort. On Monday morning about 9:30 a.m., the vehicles will be driven to Conyers and loaded onto a larger truck that will be driven to New York and New Jersey. Residents can also donate warm blankets, warm clothing, baby items, bottled water, non-perishable food and cleaning supplies at the same address on Sunday, Cooper said. For more information, telephone Laura Cooper at 205-908-5603.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Many of us have family and friends in the path of this massive storm. Here are some tips for how to cope from afar.
Hurricane Sandy’s reach is beyond the northeast. Locally, it has many worried about their loved ones in the violent storm’s path. Between phone calls to family or friends bracing themselves for Sandy and 24-hour news updates on its potential severity, stress builds. Here are tips on managing hurricane distress from the American Psychological Association: If you have loved ones in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast, odds are, there's a Patch site in their town that can give you local upates on the conditions there. Go to the Patch homepage and click on a state to find a list of our local websites.