Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The students raised $7,500 across the university's nine campuses, including Libertyville.
Students at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture—including the Libertyville campus—recently stepped up to donate money to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Through the TLC (Teaching, Learning, Caring) Program, students raised $7,500 for Hurricane Sandy victims. Beneficiaries of the funds will include employees of Repechage, a manufacturer of professional skin care products, and Marathon Data Systems, a provider of marketing software solutions. Tricoci University CEO Brian Weed said students at the university's nine campuses rallied around the cause. Each campus organized its own way to raise money, and the company offered a corporate match. Among the fundraising initiatives were donating money to be able to wear jeans instead of the traditional …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Grayslake resident and teacher Kerri Harris started a collection drive at her Mundelein school to send clean socks, clothing, toiletries and other supplies to students in New Jersey impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Kerri Harris, a Grayslake resident who teaches special education at Fremont Intermediate School in Mundelein, grew up in northern New Jersey, spending her summers at the Jersey Shore. "When Hurricane Sandy made its way across the state (in late October) it destroyed so much of what I knew growing up. Luckily my friends and family were all OK, but there were so many who lost everything. There were children the same age as my students who had lost all sense of normalcy," said Harris, 25. As the holiday season approached, Harris wanted to involve her students in a project to bring some comfort to New Jersey students who were impacted by the hurricane. Kerri's father, Michael Harris, said his daughter went on-line to identify an elementary …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music take the stage at New York's Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief. While thousands of people fill the arena, billions are watching live on a variety of screens worldwide. The concert is streaming live on television networks, movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. EST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. 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. Every penny sold from ticket …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The supermodel mom partnered with Patch and the American Red Cross to distribute items Dec. 2.
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. You can 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 hashtag #PatchRebuilds. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, …
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, 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 …
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.
Bob Silton shares his thoughts, photos from New York City.
Libertyville resident (and Encore Theatre director) Bob Silton is vacationing in New York City and preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. We'll be sharing photos and occasional updates from Silton as the storm advances. 9:59 a.m. Oct. 30: "Well, survived the night. Lost power for awhile during the night. Many areas much worse off. Still stuck on Manhattan." From Oct. 29 8:17 p.m. (9:17 p.m. New York time): "Lower Manhattan is taking a beating ... midtown fine, power good ... seeing many friends in lower areas saying power went out ... rain has stopped." 3:40 p.m. (4:40 p.m. New York time): "Wind is really picking up ... street signs and trees down ... rain is picking up. It's not too bad yet ... just raining and windy. NYC is …
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 …