Saturday, January 12, 2013
Next week, Lou Anne Colombo and Len Campanale are heading to the Rockaways in Queens, New York, with supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy. It is the fourth time that the pair has travelled to the area since the storm wreaked havoc on October 30, 2012.
Colombo and Campanale traveled to the Rockaways in November and December to deliver relief supplies and toys to those in need. Shortly before Christmas, the pair made their third trip to the Rockaways to help families whose homes were damaged by storm waters. It was during this trip that they realized the need for help was greater than what they had previously imagined. Upon returning to Massachusetts, the Colombo and Campanale began collecting donations and planning a fourth trip. “Most of the people we are meeting [in the Rockaways] are not covered by health insurance and are still living in their homes with no electricity or heat, including children, the elderly and disabled,” said Lou Anne Colombo. “It is heartbreaking to witness …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief. While thousands of people fill the arena, billions are watching live on a variety of screens worldwide. The concert is streaming live on television networks, movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. EST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. 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. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go …
Tuesday, December 11, 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.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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. According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, “…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The lead photo in the gallery is not the winner. Click through to see the winning photo.
We have a winner! Thank you to all of our readers who submitted photos of Hurricane Sandy. Thanks to you, we were able to see the hurricane through the eyes of our readers, a very personal and intimate portrait of how the storm affected coastal New England! Martha Loeb had the winning photo, #58, of Nantasket Beach. Congratulations to Martha! This is part of Patch’s Fall Picture of the Week series, where we’re asking you for your best pictures on a certain topic each week. We’ve added a little incentive. The winning submission will get a $75 gift card, plus bragging rights. For more information about the rules, please see the rules document attached to the article. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Our employees are helping out, and you can, too
It has 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…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Vote for your favorite photo of Hurricane Sandy submitted by out readers. Winner gets $75 gift certificate.
Thank you to all the readers who submitted photos of Hurricane Sandy. We have entries from Martha's Vineyard, Falmouth, Barnstable, Plymouth and the South Shore, giving Patch readers a look into how the storm affected your communites through your own eyes. Now to the voting! All the pictures are numbered in the caption area. Please vote by giving the photo number in the comments below. Voting starts at 4 am Saturday, Nov. 3, and will end at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5. So, be sure to cast your vote. One vote per person, please. The winner will be announced before 12pm on Monday. This is part of Patch’s Fall Picture of the Week series, where we’re asking you for your best pictures on a certain topic each week. We’ve added a little incentive. The…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Check out photos from Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire.
Portions of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast earlier this week. Patch sites up and down the coast reported the unfolding story and aftermath. Local editors and Patch users uploaded photos of the destruction. Here are just some of the Hurricane Sandy photos that ran on Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire this week. Flip through to see how Sandy affected the Northeast.
Upload a photo of the storm, either preparing for it, riding it out or the aftermath. You could win a $75 Barnes and Noble eGift card.
Hurricane Sandy is here in coastal Massachusetts. Whether you live on the South Shore, Cape Cod or Martha's Vineyard, you will feel Sandy's punch. We don't want you to take any risks. Yet if you have photos of your town preparing for the storm; or a picture of the view from your front or back door, or second floor window, without leaving the house during the storm, mind you; or photos of the aftermath of the storm, upload them for a chance to win. Photos of you riding out the storm with your family and friends also fit this week's category. Cribbage, anyone? Please put your town and what your are photographing in the caption and your name in the photo credit. There are eight towns participating in this week's contest. This is part of …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Barnstable is largely in tact after Sandy made her way through town. See photos of the aftermath, including the Hyannisport Yacht Club dock building that was torn down during the storm.
Did you wake up this morning to a tree down in your yard? Branches in your driveway? We want to see your storm damage pictures. Upload them below by clicking the green upload button located under the photo gallery.
Sandy might be retired as a Hurricane name. What about Bob or Irene?
Much of the Northeastern United States slowed down on Monday to watch Hurricane Sandy make its way up the coast toward its eventual landfall on New England. Throughout the day, residents of the South Shore, Cape Cod and the Islands and elsewhere endured high winds, power outages and in some cases, flooding. The storm came more than a year after Irene left many Massachusetts communities without power. And, Hurricane Bob that landed in August 1991 left the Outer Cape without electricity for more than a week. Which storm do you think was worse – Sandy, Irene or Bob? How did you weather Sandy and the other hurricanes? And, while we're at it, do you think that hurricanes should be called a man's name? Tell us in the comment box below!