Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Support will Help in the Recovery and Rebuilding Efforts in Local Communities throughout New Jersey.
Tuesday, January 29
Continuing to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that it is donating $50,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Established by Governor Chris Christie and chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie, the relief fund is a non-profit organization that raises and distributes funds to organizations to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts of New Jersey communities impacted by the storm. "Since Hurricane Sandy brought its devastation to New Jersey almost three months ago, we have been working tirelessly to rebuild our local communities and make them stronger than ever before,” said New Jersey First Lady…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Food, clothing delivered to people in New York and New Jersey.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Under the direction of Brother Clifford King, a brother of the Sacred Heart and Mount Saint Charles Religion teacher, students fromMount collected and gathered items to donate to the victims of hurricane Sandy. Cliff said, “Earlier this week, I read a piece in the Providence Journal about how the Ocean State Transit School Bus Company would be transporting any items they received to the hurricane Sandy victims in the New York and New Jersey. I told my students about this and over the past couple of days, they have been bringing in food, clothes, and personal care items for all of the victims.” On, Saturday Nov. 10, Cliff brought the goods to the Ocean State Transit School Bus Company so they can be delivered to all of the people …
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 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 help more. So for …
Windy conditions could be more problematic due to trees and limbs damaged by Sandy.
As Rhode Island cleans up after Sandy, people might need to prepare for another storm expected to arrive on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, a significant coastal storm is expected to impact Southern New England and the coastal waters on Wednesday. The storm's track and timing are still uncertain. Potential impacts from this coastal storm could include:
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Here is how donations from Woonsocket can aid victims in the most affected areas.
Woonsocket was largely spared from damage from Superstorm Sandy, but Rhode Island ocean communities were not so lucky and, of course, those in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were also hit very hard. Patch has gathered some local resources if you want to help in relief efforts. In Rhode Island, if you are interested in volunteering, contact Serve Rhode Island. To donate, RI Emergency Management recommends donations be made to a recognized volunteer agency of the individual's choice or you can call 2-1-1. Donations may also be made through the National Donation Management Network (NDMN). Volunteers in New Jersey are being coordinated through an emergency response hotline, 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397). Alternate numbers, for when …
Check your drawers and pockets for the winning Autumnfest Button, and check out these things to know:
Autumnfest Button - Believe it or not, the last few lucky Autumnfest Button winners - who each could have claimed an easy $100 - passed up their chance to collect. That means a new winner has a shot, if the owner of button #753 still has it and can call in to WNRI at 401-769 - 6925 before Tuesday. A re-drawing for unclaimed button prizes will be held after that. Trash - Regular trash and recycling pickup is back on schedule following Hurricane Sandy. Yard waste pickup is still backed up - Monday and Tuesday's pickup will happen today. Wednesday and Thursday's pickup will happen Friday, and Friday's yard waste pickup will happen on Saturday. Got a question about all that? Call the DPW Solid Waste Division at (401) 767-8880. Zoning - The…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Most customers' power restored, three downed trees, four downed wires.
Woonsocket weathered Hurricane Sandy with minimal damage thanks to its inland geography - suffering power outages for about a day, with only three downed trees. By mid-morning, National Grid had restored power to more than 74,000 homes and businesses, more than 60 percent of the approximately 122,000 customers across the state who were in the dark after the storm, according to a release from the utility. Woonsocket is among the communities restored to service. According to Fire Chief Gary Lataille, the city's emergency management director, by 11 a.m., National Grid had reported there were only five customers in the city without power. By 12:45 p.m., there were 20 customers in the city without power due to downed lines and fallen …
The University of Rhode Island is seeking volunteers to keep an eye on 19 residential facilities without power.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The University of Rhode Island is seeking volunteers to serve as Fire Watch Detail in housing in Kingston, according to Serve Rhode Island. There are 19 residential facilities without power that need to be supervised 24/7. Those on Fire Watch Detail will walk the building hourly to inspect the fire alarm system and will be asked to keep an updated log. They will be expected to respond to any emergencies that might occur and to notify the fire department and building occupants as necessary. Starting today, Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 4 PM, volunteers will potentially be needed to work 4-hour shifts through the night, depending on when power returns to the URI campus. Shifts are: Volunteers will be asked to come to the URI Public Safety …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
WFD Chief Gary Lataille warns people to avoid downed wires.
Strong wind from Hurricane Sandy last night, (now downgraded to a tropical storm) has caused sporadic power outages, leaving 500 accounts in Woonsocket without power. The Woonsocket Emergency Management Agency reports National Grid is currently working to restore all accounts in the city. Keep checking the utility company's online power outage map for current power outage conditions. The current number of power outages is a marked improvement from last night's 3,483 customers without power. Charlotte McCormack, spokesperson for National Grid, said crews were taken in yesterday after winds reached speeds greater than 30 mph. She said last night that crews would begin repairing downed lines in force this morning. Any customer without …
Power outages and tree damage may limit travel.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is urging residents to drive cautiously today, particularly in South County, which saw the highest winds, flooding, power outages and tree damage from Hurricane Sandy. An estimated 52 Woonsocket customers were still without power on Tuesday as the cleanup began. Although the storm has passed, there may be roads still blocked by debris. Even streets that are passable may be partially restricted by trees or crews working to restore power or fully clear the roads. The Department especially wants to urge drivers and pedestrians to be wary of any downed power lines, which may be live. “There is a temptation after a storm like this to get out and view the damage,” RIDOT Director Michael P. …