Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Avery students were able to raise over $300 for P.S. 52, an elementary school in Staten Island that was affected by the storm.
On Thursday, Dec. 20 Avery Elementary School students worked together and raised $342.26 for P.S. 52 in Staten Island, NY, a school that fell victim to Hurricane Sandy. P.S. 52 students have been attending school at a nearby school since the hurricane and the Avery School Student Council Fundraising Committee created a fundraiser to provide them with the supplies that they need. Student Council members created a “Hats on for Hurricane Sandy Students” day. Students and teachers were permitted to wear their hats all day with a nominal $1 donation. Many students and staff donated additional funds to the cause. Student Council members advertised for the fundraiser, and collected and counted the money. P.S. 52 is very grateful for the …
Monday, January 7, 2013
In just under two weeks, the customers at 16 New England-based Panera Bread locations, including the Dedham location, were able to raise more than $4,000 for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund.
The effort kicked off on Nov. 20, just weeks after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the northeast. “As a neighbor and with customers living in the Northeast affected by the hurricane, we would like to support the Hurricane Sandy relief effort by the American Red Cross,” said Eve Metheny, director of brand marketing for Hamra Enterprises, which owns Boston Bread, LLC. Boston Bread, LLC operates 16 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in the Greater Boston area. Donations were collected by boxes stationed at registers, and were also tacked onto checks upon request. By the end of the campaign, Panera Bread collected $4,359 to help the Red Cross provide relief following disasters like Superstorm Sandy. “We truly appreciate the support from both …
Monday, November 26, 2012
"There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said one of the 25 troopers that helped out after Sandy devastated nearby states.
Before Hurricane Sandy's full scope of devastation in New York and New Jersey was even known, 25 men and women from the Massachusetts State Police were on their way to assist those who had been displaced from their homes. "When I reached out to ask if the state police would be willing to field a group of 25 people, I already knew the answer," Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Director of MEMA, Kurt Schwartz said in a press conference in Framingham Monday afternoon. "The answer was a resounding yes." One of the troopers was Brian Dunn, who works out of the South Boston barracks. "There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said the 28-year veteran of the force. "We were there when they came home for the first time…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
American Red Cross volunteers from Eastern Massachusetts, after working in our communities during Hurricane Sandy, are accepting deployments to states devastated by the superstorm. Rodger Nappier of Dedham, whose Red Cross specialty is feeding, has been deployed to New York. Feeding specialists provide snacks, meals, and drinks using Emergency Response Vehicles or others on routes within the impacted area or at a fixed location such as a community center. The American Red Cross has mobilized more than 5,700 disaster workers from all over the country who have served more than 6 million meals and snacks so far. We have also activated our entire fleet of response vehicles and handed out more than 2 million relief items. Rodger Nappier, in …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Massachusetts bracing for another storm with effects from Sandy still being felt.
First Sandy, and now a Nor'easter. Massachusetts is in store for more wild weather this week as a Nor'easter heads our way today and into Thursday morning. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the area can expect to see the storm hit between 2 and 4 p.m. "What I've noticed over the last few model runs is a track farther east," Lambert said on his blog."If that's the case, our wind stays more out of the NNE rather than going east, and that means colder weather gets locked in. It also means that dew point levels stay low. That's important because with dew points running near 20 and actual air temperatures tomorrow afternoon running near 40-45, a process called evaporative cooling can occur which allows rain to turn to snow. What …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Red Cross offers ways you can help friends and family devastated by the storm.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Red Cross provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by Sandy's impact.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Jon Abrams of Dedham, is helping those in need after Hurricane Sandy. But the Red Cross is still in need of volunteers.
American Red Cross volunteers from Eastern Massachusetts, after working in our communities during Hurricane Sandy, are accepting deployments to states devastated by the superstorm. Jon Abrams of Dedham, whose Red Cross specialty is disaster fundraising, has deployed to the New York region. The disaster fundraising specialist helps gather stories as the event unfolds and helps raise money quickly to help us pay for the meals, shelters and even blankets needed in a crisis. The American Red Cross has mobilized more than 2,000 disaster workers from all over the country who have served more than 25,000 meals and snacks so far. We have also activated 167 response vehicles and shipped in more than 230,000 ready-to-eat meals. Jon Abrams, in …
Once restoration is complete in Massachusetts, NSTAR crews will head south to assist crews from the company’s sister utility Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P). These crews will remain in Connecticut until all customers are restored.
Since Sandy impacted the region on Monday, NSTAR crews have restored power to nearly 400-thousand customers and efforts are continuing to repair the damage currently affecting the remaining customers. “As our crews remain intensely focused on the remaining damage and outages caused by Sandy, we want to commend all of our NSTAR workers and contractors on their outstanding work,” said Werner Schweiger, President of NSTAR Electric. “We expect a lot from everyone involved in our restoration efforts because our customers deserve nothing less, and our workers were up to the task.” Throughout NSTAR’s response, local emergency officials have had unprecedented access to information specific to their communities through new web-based tools and an …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The storm's wrath caused widespread damage throughout the Commonwealth. Did it disrupt your trick-or-treating plans this year?
As crews continue to restore power and clean up damage left in Hurricane Sandy's wake across the Commonwealth, the storm may have inadvertently placed a bit of a speed bump in Halloween for some this year. Uprooted trees, downed wires, snapped tree limbs and other damage lined the roads of neighborhoods throughout much of the state, though Massachusetts was able to avoid much of the destruction and devastation seen in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere along the East Coast this week. But even one downed wire or hanging limb can be enough to cause safety issues . . . especially for youngsters looking to hit the roads on Halloween night for trick-or-treating. So, today, we're wondering - did Hurricane Sandy, and the damage the storm …
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.