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. 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 New York. 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. The Concert for Sandy Relief will be broadcast live at 7:…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
After Super Storm Sandy, Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department gives vehicle to another volunteer fire department on Long Island that lost nearly everything.
The Island Park Volunteer Fire Department in New York lost just about all of its fire apparatus during Super Storm Sandy. But Monday, the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department, which also serves Arlington County, helped its volunteer fire department brethren on Long Island put their firehouse back together. The volunteer fire company, which is on the Falls Church-Arlington County border, is taking a 2002 Freightliner/Medic Master reserve ambulance that had been up for sale and instead giving it to the company in Long Island. “It was the day after Sandy went through and I saw on a fire blog that several fire departments on Long Island lost apparatus,” Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department spokesman Frank Bellavia said. “I knew this was …
Thursday, November 15, 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 and tweet directly from there. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and tweeters can type in an …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Monday, November 5, 2012
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 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 …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Rep. Jim Moran's son, and the Ballston Common Mall Molotov cocktail incident top the list.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Beth Lawton
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Though Hurricane-turned-Superstorm Sandy is what most will remember as the top news story of October 2012, several others resonated locally. The following are the most-read stories on Arlington Patch in October. The most-read article of the month was Arlington Police Looking Into 'Every Component' of Moran Video. Arlington police are among those investigating a video from conservative activist James O’Keefe that shows Democratic Rep. Jim Moran’s son, Patrick, apparently talking about ways to skirt voter identification laws. The Molotov cocktail incident at Ballston Common Mall in mid-October took several of the top spots among our most-read stories: Celebrities rounded out our top stories, including a review of "Argo" and a visit to …
The New York Red Cross offers a few creative ways you can help friends and family devastated by the storm.
The American Red Cross Greater New York Region provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by the impact of Sandy. Looking for some more traditional ways to help? Click here.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Donations of money, food and blood are needed. Here is how Northern Virginia resident's donations can aid victims in most affected areas.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Karen Goff
Friday, November 2, 2012
Northern Virginia was largely spared from catastrophic damage from Superstorm Sandy, but residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other coastal areas were not so lucky. Patch has gathered a few local resources if you'd like to help with relief efforts. Volunteers in New Jersey are being coordinated through an emergency response hotline, 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397). Alternate numbers, for when the hotline isn’t staffed, include 609-775-5236 and 908-303-0471, or emails can be sent to Rowena.Madden@sos.state.nj.us. The New York City agency NYC Service is coordinating volunteers for various relief projects in the Big Apple. Go to its Facebook page or email email@example.com with your name and email address. The American…
At least one private home destroyed by the superstorm.
Arlington's preliminary estimate is that Hurricane Sandy caused at least $1.17 million in damage in the county. The amount, which is expected to increase, includes damage to county property, overtime for staff during the storm and recovery, equipment and supplies. “We’re still early in this process,” Jack Brown, director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management, said in a statement. “That estimate will go up, not down.” Arlington County ended its declaration of a local emergency Thursday just before noon — about four days after County Manager Barbara Donnellan declared it, according to a news release. Aside from public costs, county officials know of at least one private home that was destroyed by the superstorm. Seventeen more …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Arlington so far has collected 80 tons of debris following Hurricane Sandy. But downed trees, branches and power wires could still pose a threat.
Arlington County issued the following news release this afternoon: County Recovery Efforts Continue -- Stay Safe for Halloween! As you Trick-or Treat tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 31: County crews hard at work: Lubber Run Community Center closed Wednesday, Oct. 31 Looking for ways to help others recover from Hurricane Sandy? VDEM (Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management) is offering a list of volunteer opportunities. Information on how to become a disaster volunteer in Virginia and initial information on volunteering in other states to assist with recovery efforts is available athttp://www.vaemergency.gov/volunteer .
Check out our interactive map to see where crews are working today in Arlington County.
Dominion Power released a list of locations where crews will be working today in Arlington County. As of 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, 5,138 were still without power in the county.