Wednesday, December 12, 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. Find out how to help and where you can watch or listen in the Chicago area.
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert Wednesday. 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. 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, starting …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Employees help out, and you can too.
It has been said that 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? Donate to the Red Cross through AOL's Network for Good page. "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 …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
What you can do to reach out to those who need it most.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy batters much of the central-Atlantic and Northeastern United States, those of us in the Chicago area are wondering how we can help those most in need. Here's how: To help those affected donate through the Red Cross website or call (800) 733-2767. You can also text the word ‘REDCROSS’ to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter or the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Click here to donate to the Red Cross. Relief organization Save the Children also is mobilizing response teams for the storm’s aftermath. The group provides child-friendly kits, including diapers and hygiene items to those in need. Click here to donate to Save the Children. …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Northern Illinois' weather will be affected by Hurricane Sandy as it hits the East Coast, keeping the cold Canadian air from leaving the Midwest, says the National Weather Service
Hurricane Sandy is expected to slam into the East Coast late Monday or early Tuesday, and the storm could batter a region that's home to 50 million people with 4-to-11-foot waves, 75-mph winds, a foot of rain and even snow in some states. Northern Illinois will be affected, too, says the National Weather Service as it tracks the path of Hurricane Sandy. The cooler air over the Chicago area, courtesy of a large Canadian high pressure system, will likely stay through the middle of next week, its escape blocked by Sandy. Track the Path of Hurricane Sandy via the National Hurricane Center. "As Sandy moves north to our latitude and slows, it will halt the west-to-east progress of high and low pressures across the Midwest and western Great …