Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A Broomall resident takes a trip to Sea Bright, New Jersey, to help in the recovery efforts of Hurricane Sandy.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
HAVERTOWN–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 Devon Prep sophomore and a congregant of Christian Youth Federation (CYF) of Armenian Martyrs’ Congregational Church of Havertown 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 …
Tuesday, November 27, 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 devastated 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 …
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 …
Monday, November 26, 2012
If you're in the market for a used car, make sure it's not one of the thousands of vehicles damaged during Superstorm Sandy .
The National Insurance Crime Bureau and Amica Insurance are warning against inadvertantly purchasing vehicles that were declared total losses as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Amica Insurance released a press release last week offering tips to help consumers identify and avoid water-damaged cars, which were declared a loss by insurance, then potentially fraudulently resold to new buyers. "Salvage operators and dealers may try to conceal the fact that a car has been damaged," said Shannon O'Brien, an Amica Insurance assistant vice president, "leaving potential buyers as potential victims of a bad deal." The NCIB offers VINCheck, a free consumer protection service to help potential car buyers identify cars which may have sustained flood or …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A concerted community effort fill two trucks with supplies for victims of the storm.
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…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Find out where locally you can drop off items to go to Hurricane Sandy victims.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The effort will take place at township polling places on Election Day.
Haverford Township is giving its residents another good reason to head to the polls on Tuesday. According to the Delaware County News Network, the township held a press conference on Saturday announcing that it would be collecting supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy at Haverford voting centers this Election Day. The township is requesting voters bring non-perishable foods, bottled water, clothing, blankets, towels, baby items, toiletries, work gloves, trash bags, and cleaning supplies. The township added that they cannot accept items jarred in glass. The supplies will go to the people of Staten Island. Read the full story here.
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
Find out what's been going on around the region this week that you might have missed.