Thursday, March 7, 2013
The city requested money in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Four months after Hurricane Sandy stormed through Maryland and up the east coast, Havre de Grace is applying for funding to recoup damage costs. The city is in the process of applying for $62,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), deputy director of administration Jim Newby said at a recent Havre de Grace City Council meeting. Since Havre de Grace is a municipality within Harford County, the county is submitting the overall request. "FEMA has been working with both the county departments/agencies and the three municipalities, the (Harford County Sheriff's Office), (Harford County Public Schools), and Harford Community College as well as several of the volunteer fire companies on reimbursements," Linda Ploener, of Harford …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
HBO headliner and others take to the stage to benefit a family of six who lost everything.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Havre de Grace resident Sonya Cubberley is organizing the collection.
While people are busy buying gifts for their loves ones, one Havre de Grace resident is gathering presents for people she's never met. Through Dec. 14, Sonya Cubberley is collecting donations for students at Manasquan Elementary and High schools in Manasquan, NJ. Those wishing to donate can drop off new toys to donation bins at Bill Bateman's Bistro, Havre de Grace Activity Center Havre de Grace City Hall, Havre de Grace Visitors Center, Laurrapin Grille, Meadowvale Elementary School, Havre de Grace Middle School, Havre de Grace High School and Drayer Physical Therapy in Aberdeen. "There are over 334 students in these two schools [whose] parents will need help providing gifts for this holiday season," said Cubberley, who has made several …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Read about the trip one Susquehanna Hose Company member made after Hurricane Sandy.
Earlier this month, eight Baltimore City firefighters, including one Susquehanna Hose Company volunteer, took a truck filled with donations to Hurricane Sandy victims. Here is their story, as provided by Brian Minutoli, who lives in Havre de Grace, volunteers for the Hose Company and is a professional firefighter for Baltimore City in Sandtown. His words are in italics: The team of eight left Baltimore City around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, and headed for the Susquehanna Hose Company firehouse on Chapel Road. [We] were met by numerous members of the Hose Company who were on hand to assist in packing up the rest of the truck. Due to the generous amount of donations supplied by the citizens of the Havre de Grace area, we were unable to …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Klein's ShopRite has set up an online donation initiative for disaster relief.
Klein's ShopRite is making giving easier this Thanksgiving season. Customers can donate to Sandy relief initiative through the ShopRite website. Donations may be entered at $5, $10 or $20 here. Patch recently partnered with other AOL employees to send two 18-wheelers full of goods to New Jersey. The Susquehanna Hose Company recently sent supplies north, as well. TELL US: Are you aware of any disaster relief initiatives in Harford County? Leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share your story.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Susquehanna Hose Company is taking donations until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Diapers, bleach and bottled water fill a corner of the Susquehanna Hose Company's firehouse off Chapel Road, where Thursday afternoon, these and other supplies are scheduled to depart in a truck bound for New York. Brian Minutoli, a member of the Susquehanna Hose Company, is going with them. He and seven other career firefighters from a station in Baltimore City organized a donation drive for Hurricane Sandy victims over the past week. "Last Friday, we were talking about what we can do," said Minutoli, whose father is a retired firefighter from the FDNY. He said another member on his shift in Baltimore City is a retired captain from the FDNY. "A lot of FDNY and NYPD live in Breezy Point and Rockaway Beach in the areas that were most …
Monday, November 5, 2012
A National Weather Service forecaster said Maryland is unlikely to get much of a hit from the nor'easter developing to the southeast, one that could hit areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
Here we go again? Just a week after Superstorm Sandy rumbled up the eastern seaboard, a powerful nor'easter appears set to do the same, with the outside chance to dump a wintry mix on parts of Maryland. In an advisory Monday, the National Weather Service said the storm is expected to develop off the Carolina coast on Tuesday before moving north. Ken Widelski, a forecaster with the NWS in Sterling, VA, said in a phone interview that how much precipitiation the Baltimore area gets—if any—depends on how far west the storm forms. "The exact track of the system is very uncertain right now," Widelski said. "There is a chance for some precipitation that would be generally Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night. If that were the case, it could …
Employees help out, and you can, too
Monday, November 5, 2012
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 …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Patch runs down some of the images of Superstorm Sandy's impact on Maryland
Instead of bringing you our regular "Weird News" feature, Maryland's Patch sites compiled a series of photos from before, during and after Sandy. Check out the slideshow with this post for some of the images of the superstorm. And then click through some of these links for the lead stories throughout the storm: Looking for more? Follow our new Maryland Patch Facebook page.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Red Cross offers ideas for individuals and businesses to help out storm victims.
Wondering how to help those still suffering from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, especially those in New York and New Jersey? The New York Red Cross provided the following suggestions for individuals and businesses. Tell us what you're doing to help out those most impacted the storm.