Wednesday, April 17, 2013
There are several ways that you can make a difference and assist our friends up north.
The entire country was rocked when news of the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon began appearing on various media outlets, including Patches in Massachusetts. Now that the initial shock has worn off, many people around the country want to know what they can do to make life a little bit easier for people affected by the terrorist attack. If you are not afraid of needles (and even if you are), the American Red Cross is in need of blood donations and financial donations for the 70,000 disasters the organization deals with on a yearly basis. Alpharetta and Milton residents can visit their closest American Red Cross location, which is in on Old Alabama Road, to donate blood. Visit the American Red Cross website to make an appointment for a …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The local Scouts will be collecting basic necessities at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church on Saturday.
A day hadn't passed before Cub Scout Pack 1429 in Alpharetta was making plans to help the victims of devastation from a tornado that hit the downtown Adairsville area in Bartow County. On Saturday the Scouts will be accepting donations of basic supplies from the community. "As you all have probably heard, our friends and neighbors in the Adairsville area were struck by a devastating tornado on Wednesday. While our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the people impacted by the storm, we are working to very quickly organize another very simple way we can help," said Aaron Charlesworth, parent of a Scout, in a flyer sent out Thursday afternoon. Cub Scout Pack 1429 will be setting up a collection site for items like those listed below on …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including over 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. 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. According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, “…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The relief efforts seeks supplies for infants through Thursday.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
An ERA Sunrise Realty agent has started a specialized disaster relief effort after Hurricane Sandy to "Help the Babies Now." The real estate firm is collecting the supplies today through Thursday at its offices: Please drop-off items at the following ERA SUNRISE REALTY locations: North Fulton Cherokee County