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Monday, December 10, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The students have collected 320 lbs. of coats, as well as winter wear, school supplies, and novels for another school ravaged by Sandy.
In the spirit of solidarity and support, Corbett Prep sixth grade Student Council representatives reached out to their fellow middle schoolers thousands of miles away. Far Rockaway, an island peninsula, was one of the hardest hit places in the northeast when Superstorm Sandy ravaged the area, and most of the students at P.S. 53 were left without heat and power. Middle school students from Corbett Prep of IDS, which includes students in the Westchase area, were led by seven sixth grade representatives and English teacher Kat Quin. The group immediately jumped in to help. “They took to their closets. With only one day’s notice, the middle school rallied to donate more than 100 jackets as well as school supplies and novels for teachers’ …
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 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 …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Here is how Westchase residents' donations can aid victim's in most affected areas.
Florida was 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 some local resources if you want to help in 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 New York City. Go to its Facebook page or email email@example.com with your name and email address. The American Red Cross is …
Monday, October 29, 2012
With hundreds of Patch sites up and down the East coast, we've compiled some of the best coverage from towns directly in Sandy's path.
Every year, those of us in various parts of Tampa Bay keep a close eye on the tropics. When a tropical depression forms, we find ourselves stocking up our hurricane kits and keeping a close eye on the storm's path with every updated track form the National Hurricane Center. Now, as Hurricane Sandy begins to impact the East coast of the United States, many of us find ourselves searching for photos, video and information about the storm. Some of us have friends and family in the area, others just like to see what's happening. With hundreds of Patch sites up and down the East Coast, we've compiled some of the best coverage from towns directly in Sandy's path. If you're looking for information from a particular town, head to Patch.com Here is …
Need to find out if your flight to the Northeast is grounded? Here are some resources to help you out.
As Hurricane Sandy prepares to make landfall in the Northeast, a number of flights to and from the Tampa Bay area are cancelled. Travelers are being advised to check on the status of their flights before they leave for Bay area airport such as Tampa International, Sarasota Bradenton and St. Petersburg/Clearwater. Here is a list of resources you can use to find out if your flight is grounded: To find out more about a departing, arriving or rescheduled flights, check directly with the airline you purchased your ticket from. Has your flight been grounded? Let us know where you were trying to go in the comments section.
The storm’s impending impact on the Northeast is affecting flights out of and into Tampa International Airport.
Just because Hurricane Sandy has passed the Tampa Bay area by doesn’t mean she’s not having an impact on the region. An estimated 76 cancelations have been logged at Tampa International Airport for Monday. Nearly half of those cancelations are departures, according to the Tampa Bay Times. TIA’s website has a simple message posted for travelers: Multiple flights to and from Tampa International Airport have been canceled for Monday, Oct. 29 due to Hurricane Sandy. Travelers should check with their airline before going to the airport. Sarasota Bradenton International and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International airports have not posted Sandy-related messages for travelers on their websites. People flying out of these airports for destinations …