A group of ten Lasell College students recently ventured down to the New Jersey seacoast, where they joined volunteers from AmeriCorps and Sister Jean's Soup Kitchen.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
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.
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, “…
Tuesday, November 27, 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. …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Tricia Culver packed a van filled with supplies and dropped them off at a shelter in the Toms River Area of New Jersey.
The following is a press release issued by Lasell College: Tricia Culver '10 is familiar with the NJ coastline. Toms River and the Jersey Shore are part of her territory - she's met the people, seen the landscape. After Hurricane Sandy - much of that has changed and Culver, a Lasell alum and Lasell Admissions Counselor wanted to help. Days after the storm, Culver returned to Lasell and started a grass-roots collection with the help of Lasell's Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL). The plan was to bring supplies back to affected areas of NJ the next week -- Culver would stuff them into her car. But she collected so many supplies that she had to wait. Over the weekend Culver and volunteers packed a Lasell shuttle van full of supplies …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Sandy Jones, of West Newton, specializes in disaster mental health.
The following is a press release issued by the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts: American Red Cross volunteers from Eastern Massachusetts, after working in our communities during Hurricane Sandy, are accepting deployments to states devastated by the superstorm. Sandy Jones of West Newton, whose Red Cross specialty is disaster mental health, has been deployed to New York. The disaster mental health specialist provides crisis interventions, mental and emotional care and support during this difficult time. The American Red Cross has mobilized 5,800 disaster workers from all over the country who have served more than 5.3 million meals and snacks so far. We have also activated our entire fleet of response vehicles and handed out more…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Your purchase of a 40 lb. bag of Diamond Naturals Beef & Rice Dog Food ($34.99) or a 30 lb. bag of Blue Buffalo Chicken Adult Dog Food will help out pets affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
For every tweet that includes the #PatchRebuilds hashtag, Patch will donate $1 to AmeriCares Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts, up to $125,000.
Patch is providing readers with an easy way to help the towns affected by Superstorm Sandy as they build and recover. For every tweet that includes the #PatchRebuilds hashtag, Patch will donate $1 to AmeriCares Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts, up to $125,000. Click here to tweet your support for Sandy communities. Your gift will help AmeriCares respond to Superstorm Sandy with medical and humanitarian aid, grants, and programs to help support survivors across the country. Be sure to follow @NewtonMAPatch on Twitter, and get tweeting!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Red Cross offers ways you can help friends and family devastated by the storm.
Even if you can't pack up a truck and bring supplies to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, there are a number of things local small businesses and groups could do to help relief efforts. The American Red Cross provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by the impact of Sandy.
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 both the best of 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…