Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Items can be donated at Malvern Library and other locations through April 15.
Tom Rogers, 17, a Great Valley High School senior, is collecting sporting goods to donate to children in Moonachie, NJ, which flooded during Hurricane Sandy last year. Donations can be dropped off at Malvern Public Library by April 15. A Life Scout in Troop 76 out of Frazer, Tom is hoping to achieve scouting's highest rank, and the Moonachie donation effort is his Eagle Scout project. We asked Tom about his endeavor via email: Hurricane Sandy did so much damage, how did you decide on the Moonachie flood? How much have you collected so far? To whom are you actually donating the equipment? Are there any less common items that you hope people will donate? Thanks! The deadline for donations is April 15. Drop-off locations include Angelos …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
If you're car shopping, you'll want to be on the look out for vehicles that saw the worst of Hurricane Sandy.
Information provided by AAA: Thousands of vehicles were damaged in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but not all were total losses. AAA Mid-Atlantic warns potential car buyers that flood-damaged vehicles may soon be making their way to used car dealers throughout our region and across the country for resale. “If you’re looking at buying a used car, inspect it carefully for food damage. Also, you should research the car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) prior to purchase, and be sure to contact your insurance company before purchasing a flood-damaged vehicle,” advises Jenny M. Robinson, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. Flood-damaged vehicles can be shipped anywhere for resale, and they often continue to …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Local volunteers helped firefighters based hurt by Hurricane Sandy.
Volunteers from East Whiteland Fire Company joined with several nearby fire companies in a trip to hurricane-ravaged New York last on Saturday, Nov. 18. The trip was through an organization called Firefighters Helping Firefighters: Our mission is to aid and assist New Jersey’s career and volunteer firefighters and their families, when they become sick, injured, or experience personal loss. In addition to donating their time and labor to help rebuild after the hurricane, East Whiteland Fire Company donated thousands of dollars in gift cards to Home Depot, according to Fire Chief Ken Hurley. And Home Depot donated supplies like contractor bags, dust masks, handwarmers and mops. Other participating volunteers came from nearby fire companies …
Saturday, November 17, 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 …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has caused severe damage to many local businesses. if you're a small business owner, here's some helpful advice for how to recover.
1) File insurance claims as soon as possible, if you haven't already done so. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners offers important advice and tips for filing your claim. The National Flood Insurance Program also provides information on filing a flood insurance claim. 2) The Small Business Administration offers several low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses in declared disaster areas, including business physical disaster loans and economic injury disaster loans. You can apply for loans up to $2 million for both uninsured and underinsured damages. You can apply directly online. Once submitted, the SBA will send an inspector to estimate the cost of damage. 3) Apply for tax relief if needed, which will allow…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Find out where locally you can drop off items to go to Hurricane Sandy victims.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The local MOMS Club will send a bus filled with supplies to NJ next weekend.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, November 5, 2012
Editor's note: The following information comes from Kristin Thomas of the Malvern MOMS club. The MOMS Club of Malvern is helping to collect basic necessities to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. We will be filling a bus with items and delivering them to a distribution center next weekend. If you'd like to help, please consider donating: Items can be dropped off at the Nelson's home at 340 East Broad Street in Malvern before Friday [Nov. 9, 2012] at noon. Please put items into boxes or hefty bags and leave them on the tarp in the driveway. Items will then be moved to the storage warehouse next door at Nelson Roofing every evening. We appreciate your support! Sincerely, the MOMS Club of Malvern
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 …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Find out what's been going on around the region this week that you might have missed.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sandy is mostly gone. What do residents and officials need to fix now?
The dangerous strong winds and deluges of ex-Hurricane Sandy—the massive, possibly once-in-a-mid-Atlantic-lifetime confluence of tropical storm and nor'easter—moved out of the Philadelphia area on Tuesday. Ill effects varied in severity throughout the region, though nowhere in the city or Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties did they approach the destruction and chaos seen at the Jersey Shore, where Sandy had alighted from the Atlantic Ocean. The most significant tangible effects of the storm were widespread power outages, road blockages from debris and floods, and closures to schools, businesses and government agencies. Some milder rain and wind may linger late into the week, too. As of early Wednesday morning, Montgomery and …