Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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, Patch 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…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thanks to help from Clement Hardware in Severna Park, Belvedere Elementary School was able to take supplies to New Jersey to aid Sandy victims.
After Hurricane Sandy, Belvedere Elementary teacher Kaitlin Paul decided to collect supplies and take them to her hometown of Toms River, NJ. Paul informed the staff at Belvedere of what she was doing and asked for their help—the response was overwhelming. "I sent out an email to my friends in Baltimore and I asked my principal if I could send it to the staff," Paul said. "I only had two days to collect stuff because I was leaving on Friday after work. I didn’t expect that much. But people at home brought stuff to my house and filled up my kitchen and people at work brought two bags each and I couldn’t fit it all in my car." In just 24 hours, Paul and the staff at Belvedere pulled together enough clothing, dry goods, and toiletries to fill…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Sean Welsh
Monday, November 5, 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 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 help…
A National Weather Service forecaster said Maryland is unlikely to get much of a hit from the nor'easter developing to the southeast, one that could hit areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
Here we go again? Just a week after Superstorm Sandy rumbled up the eastern seaboard, a powerful nor'easter appears set to do the same, with the outside chance to dump a wintry mix on parts of Maryland. In an advisory Monday, the National Weather Service said the storm is expected to develop off the Carolina coast on Tuesday before moving north. Ken Widelski, a forecaster with the NWS in Sterling, VA, said in a phone interview that how much precipitiation the Baltimore area gets—if any—depends on how far west the storm forms. "The exact track of the system is very uncertain right now," Widelski said. "There is a chance for some precipitation that would be generally Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. If that were the case, it could …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The new date for the end of the fall semester is Dec. 19, three days later than previously scheduled.
Even though Hurricane Sandy was just a tropical storm when it entered Anne Arundel County, it stayed long enough to impact the academic calendar for the fall term at Anne Arundel Community College. The three-day unscheduled closure of the college has forced administrators to push back the end of the fall term and the timetable for final exams, according to a press release issued by the college on Friday. The new date for the end of the fall semester is Dec. 19. Classes for 13-week and 15-week courses will end on Dec. 12. The second eight-week session, which began Oct. 22, will end on Dec. 19, with the final exam on the last day of class. For 13-week and 15-week courses, the final exam week will be Thursday, Dec. 13 through Wednesday, Dec. …
Along the Jersey shore and near New York City, Patch has covered the impact of the superstorm.
Here in Maryland, we were fortunate to get through the storm known as Sandy with little loss of life or property. Further north, residents weren't as lucky. Sandy hit hard in many parts of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut with dozen of lives lost and billions of dollars in damage. More than 300 Patch sites were impacted by Sandy. Many of those sites are in areas where residents are dealing with massive devastation. Patch editors there have been working hard to provide updates, often without the luxury of electricity, cell phone service or other services. Some have been displaced from their own homes, yet continue to work in order to keep their communities informed. Check out these Patch sites for great coverage of the storm, and go …
Patch runs down some of the images of Superstorm Sandy's impact on Maryland
Instead of bringing you our regular "Weird News" feature, Maryland's Patch sites compiled a series of photos from before, during and after Sandy. Check out the slideshow with this post for some of the images of the superstorm. And then click through some of these links for the lead stories throughout the storm: Looking for more? Follow our new Maryland Patch Facebook page.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Anyone wishing to donate can visit any branch of M&T Bank, where there is a Santiago Lopez Family Fund.
Residents of the Amberley community have established donation fund the family of the contractor who was killed while removing a tree from their neighborhood after Hurricane Sandy. Santiago Lopez, 50, died on Wednesday afternoon in what his friends have called a "freak accident" that happened in front of his son. Lopez was well known in the community, and had worked for W.D. Olsen Tree Care, an Annapolis-based tree removal service, for more than 10 years. Anyone wishing to donate can visit any branch of M&T Bank, where there is a Santiago Lopez Family Fund. The account number for the donation fund is 9860482679. Donations can also be mailed to: Santiago Lopez Family Fund c/o Kim Shaw 1640 Homewood Rd. Annapolis, MD 21409 The funds will be …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
BGE said restoration efforts continue, though the vast majority of customers should have power back by Friday.
Power to most of BGE's service areas has been restored, however the Broadneck peninsula was hammered by Sandy the worst in Anne Arundel County in terms of power outages. According to BGE's outages report, 2,380 customers in Anne Arundel County are still without power, with the highest concentration of outages in Arnold. Judging by the outage map available at BGE's website, the Arnold area still has a few hundred customers without power. More than 92,000 BGE customers had their power restored by crews after Hurricane Sandy swept through the Northeast. Power was restored Thursday to Severn River Middle and Magothy River Middle schools in Arnold, according to a release from Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Students there have been out of …
Here is how local residents can aid victims in most affected areas in the Northeast.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Karen Goff
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Maryland was largely spared from catastrophic damage from Superstorm Sandy, but residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other coastal areas were not so lucky. Patch has gathered some local resources if you want to help in relief efforts. Volunteers in New Jersey are being coordinated through an emergency response hotline, 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397). Alternate numbers, for when the hotline isn’t staffed, include 609-775-5236 and 908-303-0471 or emails can be sent to Rowena.Madden@sos.state.nj.us. The New York City agency NYC Service is coordinating volunteers for various relief projects in New York City. Go to its Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email address. The American Red Cross is …