Operation Warm is a local 13-year old organization whose mission is to provide brand new coats for those in need.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Loomis Elementary School held their fifth annual pajama drive recently, in which donations went towards Hurricane Sandy victims this year.
BROOMALL–Loomis Elementary School their their 5th annual pajama drive for the Pajama Program, which delivers warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need. The school collected 321 pairs of pajamas, 440 books, and $1,050 to donate to Hurricane Sandy victims along with numerous items. In addition, Barnes & Noble donated many books, Mel's Pharmacy donated $100 and Joe’s Pizza teamed up with the school for their pajama party kick-off party. The children and staff wore their favorite pajamas to school and all the newly donated pajamas and books were on display in the cafeteria.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A Broomall resident takes a trip to Sea Bright, New Jersey, to help in the recovery efforts of Hurricane Sandy.
BROOMALL–With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it’s easy to forget that less than two months ago parts of our region were devastated by “Superstorm Sandy.” But as Broomall resident and Devon Prep sophomore Michael Knudson learned recently, “It’s not even close to being over.” Knudson drove two hours on a recent Saturday morning to volunteer in Sea Bright, NJ, the southern half of a barrier beach which is the Sandy Hook Peninsula. The small town in Monmouth County is a little more than an hour from New York City. And like many of the beach towns in New Jersey, Sea Bright sustained terrible damage and destruction as a result of Hurricane Sandy. When he heard that his church youth group was planning to travel to Sea Bright …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Gift cards and cleaning supplies were sent to the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department in Breezy Point, New York.
BROOMALL–Though some may have moved and recovered quickly from Hurricane Sandy, others are still living in the aftermath of Sandy's wrath. And Worrall Elementary School has not forgotton. On Nov. 30, Worrall School Librarian Gerardine Palmer set up collection bins at the main office to send relief supplies and donations to the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department in Queens, New York. Palmer's daughter, Megan, also volunteered to deliver the donated items. According to Palmer, the donations were disbursed to residents of Breezy Point, New York, who are not expected to get power back on for another five months. "After Super Storm Sandy destroyed their homes, they were so thankful and overwhelmed by the generosity of our community," …
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 …
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 …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Zumba for a cause this Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8:15 a.m. at St. Luke's Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall.
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…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Liberty Gas Station will be collecting Hurricane Sandy donations from Nov. 12-15.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Marple Newtown residents can now drop off Hurricane Sandy donations at Liberty Gas Station, 3710 West Chester Pike, in Newtown Square. A member of the Newtown Square Town Watch Facebook group posted the following message: Help People Who Have Lost Everything at the Jersey Shore! Collection location: Liberty Gas Station, located at 3710 West Chester Pike Newtown Square PA 19073 (at Bishop Hollow Road) will be collecting for people in need at the NJ Shore. The distribution and shelters are in desperate need of the following supplies: New & gently used clothing, cold weather coats for men, women and children, toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, hand sanitizer, hand creams, baby items, foods, wipes, …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Find out where locally you can drop off items to go to Hurricane Sandy victims.