Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
Thursday, November 15, 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 devastated 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 …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Get to know consultant Diane Haroutunian-Brus of Berkley, who will give a portion of proceeds from two holiday events Saturday to the American Red Cross to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Pampered Chef consultant Diane Haroutunian-Brus of Berkley is using her position to raise money to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Haroutunian-Brus serves as a consultant for Illinois-based Pampered Chef, whose representatives sell kitchen tools and put on cooking demonstrations. This Saturday, she will host two holiday events at her home, with a portion of proceeds to benefit relief efforts on the East Coast. A holiday shopping open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a card game with prizes will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Fifteen percent of Pampered Chef sales during the open house and 15 percent of the card game proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. (See below for more details and to RVSP.) [Read how to help the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
You can join us as we work to help residents impacted by the storm, many of whom still don't have power and now face shortages of fuel and basic supplies.
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, MD. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas in New Jersey and New York. 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 …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Donors in unaffected areas across the country, including Berkley and Huntington Woods, are urged to give as emergency responders assess damage.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Editor's note: This article was submitted by the Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of approximately 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 14 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of more than 9,000 units of blood and platelet donations. All eligible donors in unaffected parts of the country, including Berkley and Huntington Woods, are encouraged to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets. [Do you know another way to help victims of Hurricane Sandy? Leave a comment!] “Just as Red Cross volunteers have mobilized to provide disaster relief and other emergency assistance, we are mobilizing blood and platelets donations to ensure patients have…
A wind advisory remains in effect through 1 p.m. Tuesday and a hazardous weather outlook is in place through this evening for southeast Michigan, according to the National Weather Service.
Gusting winds and rain whipped Berkley and Huntington Woods overnight into Tuesday morning, but the cities avoided major outages as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy spun westward. A wind advisory expired at 1 p.m. Tuesday and a hazardous weather outlook was in place through Tuesdayevening for southeast Michigan, including Oakland County, according to the National Weather Service. A wind advisory means sustained winds of up to 30 miles per hour or gusts of 45 mph are expected, the forecasting agency says. "Looks like I'll only have to rake one more time. Bonus!" reader Lynn Vander Meer joked on the Berkley Patch Facebook page. While other southeast Michigan communities such as Rochester Hills and Oakland Township experienced significant …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory warning of gusts up to 50 miles per hour that is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday and includes Berkley and Huntington Woods.
As high winds pick up in southeast Michigan due to the reach of Hurricane Sandy, so will the likelihood for power outages and other wind-related issues. [More: Hurricane Sandy Will Impact Michigan Weather This Week] The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory on Monday for all of southern Michigan, including Midland, Bay, Lenawee, Saginaw, Tuscola, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Winds are expected to reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, and could cause hazardous situations including power outages, downed tree branches, and difficulty driving, especially on east-west roads. DTE Energy spokesman John Austerberry said that the …
The storm could bring light snow Monday night into Tuesday and chilly, rainy weather for Halloween on Wednesday as the system heads west after making landfall on the East Coast, according to the National Weather Service.
There won't be any flooding or evacuations, but Hurricane Sandy's reach will have a big impact on Michigan weather this week, possibly bringing light snow and chilly, rainy weather for Halloween. The storm system – expected to be one of the largest and most destructive in United States history – has resulted in evacuations and state of emergency declarations along the East Coast, as well as the closure of public transportation in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. Sandy is anticipated to make landfall Monday night in New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. As it moves west, the system will bring high winds, colder weather and rain to the Midwest. The effects will be felt throughout southern Michigan, though …