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, people across America 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 Sandy-ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to 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 wishing they could help more," said Patch Chief Content Officer Rachel …
Monday, October 29, 2012
What have you heard from people Out East? One woman from Fridley was hunkered down.
What ties do you have—friends, family or other—to communities suffering from Hurricane Sandy? One Former Fridley Resident Sarah Palmer Kmetetz, originally from Fridley, posted from Bethlehem, CT on the Fridley Patch Facebook page: I am in CT and we are getting plenty of wind. The winds are expected to be the worse from this afternoon and into the overnight hours. Staying inside to stay safe as lots of trees are expected to come down and take out electricity. That was at about noon Central Time on Monday, and she was right. Woodbury-Middlebury Patch in Connecticut reported Monday evening that all power is out in Bethlehem. (The downed tree photo is from another Patch site in Connecticut.) A Friend in West Virginia Fridley resident Laurie …
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.