Monday, December 3, 2012
The supermodel mom partnered with Patch and the American Red Cross to distribute items Dec. 2.
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Monday, December 3, 2012
Supermodel Heidi Klum lent her efforts to affected victims and families of Superstorm Sandy by distributing supplies, food, and water in the afternoon on Dec. 2 at the American Red Cross Nassau Chapter in Mineola, NY, in partnership with the American Red Cross, AOL, and Patch. Klum's efforts are a reminder that these communities still need help rebuilding. You can also donate to the American Red Cross, Long Island Cares, or Island Harvest. And, you can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by simply sending a tweet: Patch’s effort to help support devastated communities after the storm, Patch Rebuilds, will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000 with every tweet sent with the …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Students at Middle School North, Isaac Fox find creative ways to raise more than $4,000 in funds.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The students at Lake Zurich Middle School North held a Penny War to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The students had a great time battling and were able to raise $1,086. Thanks to a corporate match from SalesForce.com, a total of $2,172 will go to the relief effort. Congratulations to the students, staff, and families at Middle School North. The fourth grade classes at Isaac Fox Elementary School coordinated a week-long fundraiser called $tudents $upporting $andy. Isaac Fox students, staff, and families collected $2151.56 for the American Red Cross, for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Congratulations to the students, staff, and families at Isaac Fox Elementary School. These press releases were provided by Lake Zurich …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Lake Zurich community to fill second truck of goods headed for New Jersey.
Last week, Lake Zurich donated more than 12,000 pounds of supplies to victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. The supplies were delivered courtesy of Lake Zurich company New Age Transportation. New Age Transportation President and CEO Carolyn Gable said she was spurred to help out after watching a CNN interview with the mayor of Hoboken, NJ, Dawn Zimmer. "I was watching the mayor talk to Anderson Cooper and she said 'We don't have anything.' The desperation on her face-- the next day I decided we had to do something," Gable said. "What if that was us and an earthquake hit the Midwest and life went on over the rest of the states," she said. "We'll do whatever we can do. My employees are crusaders." Gable said she was pleased with how …
Monday, November 5, 2012
New Age Transportation plans to send a truckload of goods to New Jersey on Wednesday.
A Lake Zurich company, New Age Transportation, is donating transportation and a facility for organizing a major food and goods drive for victims of hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. Mayor Suzanne Branding and the village are helping to publicize the drive in an effort to fill a truckload of goods by Wednesday. “Last night the Mayor of Hoboken, NJ was on CNN begging for water and food to be sent to the high school where so many people are staying. Hard to imagine this is happening 1,200 miles from here. They need everything you can imagine,” New Age Transportation owner Carolyn Gable told her employees in an email. “I was talking to my children this morning and said 'try to imagine no home, no New Age, no school, no food, no water and the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
As a number of East Coast states attempt to get back on their feet after Hurricane Sandy ripped through their towns, the death toll has been identified at 92 people.
As superstorm Hurricane Sandy ripped through a number of East Coast towns across several states, the death toll late Thursday was identified at 92 people, according to CNN. There are shortages of fuel and of food, CNN reports, in addition to 3.3 million customers without power across 15 states and in Washington D.C. Among the many tragic victim stories; one woman's body was washed up on shore in Long Island, NY, and two boys were ripped from their mother's arms as she tried to get to higher ground Thursday, NBC news reports. Check out video of devastation from Ocean City Patch in Ocean City, New Jersey, as well as a photo gallery of damage there the first day after the storm. Do you have family and friends who were in Sandy's wake or …
Monday, October 29, 2012
A wind advisory is in effect for Lake County Oct. 30.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Monday night for Lake County that will be in effect from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 30. According to the National Weather Service, northerly sustained winds of 30 to 35 miles per hour are possible, along with gusts of 45 to 55 miles per hour. The National Weather Service office in Chicago advises that "winds this strong can cause minor property damage unless precautions are taken. Driving may be difficult, especially in high-profile vehicles. Motorists should be alert and use caution." The strongest winds are expected to be by the Lake Michigan shore. The lake could see wave heights of 20 to 25 feet.
While the East Coast will get the brunt of the huge storm, the weather system also is prompting gale watch on Lake Michigan. Winds up to 60 mph and waves up to 22 feet are forecast.
As residents on the East Coast prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the National Weather Service is warning of high waves and winds on Lake Michigan as well. The service has issued a gale watch in effect Monday night through Tuesday. The watch will be in effect for a stretch of the lake that starts in Sheboygan, WI, goes through Illinois and Indiana, and ends up at South Haven, MI. The affected area will be from 5 nautical miles from the shoreline to about the middle of the lake, the weather service said. Winds up to 60 mph are expected along the lakeshore from late Monday through Tuesday evening, according to the National Weather Service. This will cause waves up to 22 feet along the Cook County shoreline. A lakeshore flood watch …