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 more than 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island, N.Y. 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 …
Friday, November 16, 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 …
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, 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…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Patrons can donate to victims of Hurricane Sandy at Lilburn Kroger stores.
Kroger stores throughout metro Atlanta are encouraging customers and associates to donate to the American Red Cross, which is providing shelter, meals, emotional support and other necessities to those affected by the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Beginning this week, customers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar at area Kroger stores, including those in Lilburn. Customers can also make donations to the American Red Cross at Kroger cash registers. The donation program began Oct. 31, 2012. "Our hearts are with our friends and neighbors in New York, New Jersey, and across the East Coast who have been devastated by this unimaginable superstorm,” said Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for …
Monday, October 29, 2012
A High Wind Warning is in effect for the North Georgia Mountains; a Wind Advisory issued for Metro Atlanta.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy may be making landfall on the Jersey Shore, but the affects of the massive storm are being felt hundreds of miles away, even here in Gwinnett County. With the storm moving inland, and coupled with high pressure building from the north, the National Weather Service has issued wind warnings into Tuesday evening for metro Atlanta and north Georgia. A high wind warning, with sustained winds of 25-35 mph and gusts up to 55, is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday for the north Georgia mountains. A wind advisory, with gusts up to 40 mph, is in effect for the rest of central and northern Georgia, including Gwinnett County, also until 8 p.m. Tuesday. The wind could make driving hazardous, result in power outages and create hazardous …