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 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 sales will go …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The supermodel mom will help distribute supplies in partnership with the American Red Cross and Patch on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Supermodel Heidi Klum is lending her efforts to affected victims and families of Superstorm Sandy by distributing supplies, food, and water in the afternoon on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the American Red Cross Nassau Chapter in Mineola, NY, in partnership with the American Red Cross, AOL, and Patch. After, Klum will go to Lindenhurst, NY, for the tree lighting with Mayor Thomas Brennan. Klum's efforts are a reminder that these communities still need help rebuilding. Here's how you can help: 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 …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Plum, Oakmont and Verona residents 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/plum-oakmont, and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Oakmont and Verona students are hoping to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy and "Restore the Shore."
Members of Riverview High School's Student Council, Builder's Club, National Honor Society and Key Club are uniting to raise money and supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The students are working directly with Key Club officers in New Jersey (Point Pleasant and Lavallette) to deliver and provide supplies. Students will be collecting different items from Monday, Nov. 12, to Wednesday, Nov. 21, to help the victims rebuild their ability to achieve normalcy after the horrific damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Some items needed are canned food, bottles of water, soap, coats and hoodies, toothbrushes, toiletries and more. A complete list of items has been included in the media section of this article. All monetary donations will be totaled …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Donations of many items for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey will be accepted at the Verona Church this weekend.
Plum, Oakmont and Verona residents will have the opportunity to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. This weekend, there will be a collection drive at the Verona United Methodist Church, 798 Herron Avenue in Verona Borough. The collection will take place Saturday 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 3 p.m. and Monday 6 to 8 p.m. Items will be delivered the weekend of Nov. 17. Here are the items that are needed: Cleaning supplies—sponges, gloves, mops, buckets and detergent—underwear and socks for men, women and children. Diabetic socks also will be collected. All donations will be accepted. For more information visit the collection's Facebook event page. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't …
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 …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Here's a look at some of the top stories for the week of Oct. 28.
No Major Storm Damage Reported in Plum, Oakmont & Verona Plum Police Reports: Burglary, DUI & More Former Plum Insurance Agency President Held for Court on Insurance Fraud Charges Hockey Pro R.J. Umberger to be Inducted Into the Plum Sports Hall of Fame Plum-Oakmont Patch: 2012 General Election Guide _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
The New York Red Cross offers 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. Locally, the Monroeville Victory Center is serving as a drop-off location for checks. Click here for more information. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Anyone interested in making donations for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts can do so at the Monroeville Victory Center.
Due to the destruction from Hurricane Sandy to the New York City and New Jersey areas, the Monroeville/Plum Victory Center will act as a monetary drop off point for your donation to the Red Cross. The Victory Center is located at 339 Haymaker Road, Room 1102, Monroeville, PA 15146. Anyone interested in making a donation should make checks payable to the Red Cross. No cash will be accepted. The center is working directly with FedEx to accept and ship canned or boxed food to New York. The victory center is accepting food that will be shipped Monday. Donations will be accepted Friday through Sunday, Nov. 2 to 4. The checks will be sent overnight on Monday morning. Victory Center hours for the weekend are Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Here's a look at the most-read stories on our site in October.
October was a busy month in the Plum-Oakmont area! Think you might have missed a big story? Look no further! We have a list of the most-read articles: 1. Riverview Band Steps in When Senior Prank Goes Wrong 2. Storm Affects Plum-Oakmont Area Trick-or-Treat Time 3. What Time is Tuesday's Presidential Debate? 4. Sex Offender Watch: A Map of Homes in the Plum-Oakmont Area 5. Oakmont Police Investigate Rash of Burglaries 6. Frankenstorm' Expected to Affect Pittsburgh Region 7. George W. Bush Spotted at Oakmont Country Club 8. Oakmont Police Tase Teen During Fight 9. Verona Woman Reportedly Shot At Midget Football Game 10. Local Officials Declare Disaster Emergency Before 'Frankenstorm' Hits _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on …