Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Bucks County's United Way got some good news recently to share with the community.
Bucks County's United Way received some good news, which it recently shared at a social media conference. All 27 food pantries in Bucks County were emptied after Hurricane Sandy, said Jamie Haddon, director of the Bucks County United Way. Haddon and the United Way staff got to work and recently received some good news that will help keep that from happening again. Click on the (short) video to learn more.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Tickets for the Feb.10 event are $25 and include a lunch buffet, glass of wine or beer and live entertainment. All proceeds go to rebuild the beaches of New Jersey.
Are you a Bucks County resident who has spent summers at the Jersey Shore? Then help raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. New Jersey Hometown Heroes is organizing an event in Newtown to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. The event, “Bucks for Beaches,” will be held Feb. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at La Stalla. Tickets for the event are $25 and include a lunch buffet, glass of wine or beer and live entertainment. Performers include Turner Adams, Lisabeth Weber, Burning Bridget Cleary, Will Rhodin and members of the Council Rock High School North music program. All of the proceeds from the event will go to rebuild the beaches of New Jersey. Tickets can be purchased at LaStalla; cash or checks made payable to New Jersey Hometown Heroes (…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Bucks County Office of Consumer Protection advises homeowners who sustained damage after Hurricane Sandy to be wary when hiring a public adjuster.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Q. My brother and sister-in-law own a home in the Lower Bucks County area. Their home was one of the many homes that sustained severe damage in the recent Hurricane Sandy. They have been telling my husband and me about the numerous problems that they are facing since that time. They also mentioned that they have hired a Public Adjuster. Where would someone go to get information about public insurance adjusters? MFB, Plumsteadville A. Public insurance adjusters are independent individuals who, for a fee, legally represent a person who has experienced a property, fire or casualty loss by aiding them in recovering money from their own insurance company. They are not a representative or employee of your insurance company. For…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The supermodel mom will help distribute supplies in partnership with the American Red Cross and Patch on Sunday, Dec. 2.
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 …
Friday, November 16, 2012
More residents in Bucks and Montgomery turn to their smartphones in emergencies, like Hurricane Sandy.
Friday, November 16, 2012
News Releases from Bucks County. For more information, please go to www.buckscounty.org. On an increasing basis, residents are relying on technology to receive comprehensive information about weather and other emergencies. That trend was born out during the recent effects of Hurricane Sandy as it passed through southeastern Pennsylvania. Within the five-day period October 26-30, almost 18,000 residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties signed up to receive emergency alerts through the public safety notification system, www.ReadyNotifyPA.org. The signup numbers for each county that were triggered by Hurricane Sandy: Bucks County 3,770 Montgomery County 3,469 "On behalf of the Bucks County emergency management…
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 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, and tweet directly from the site. Spread the word right here in Southampton. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch …
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…
All three of the county's electric suppliers still were working to restore electricity to all customers.
A week after Hurricane Sandy struck, about 14,000 Bucks County electric customers still were without power. As of Monday at 5:20 p.m., 2,228, Met Ed customers in northeast Bucks and 820 PPL customers in northwest Bucks were out of power. In Central and Lower Bucks, about 11,000 PECO customers still were without power as of Monday. In PECO's territory, service for most remaining customers is expected to be restored by midnight Monday. However, the company noted that some "customers in the most damaged and isolated areas may be without electric service until next week." Met Ed made progress in Bucks County in recent days by energizing the Ferndale Substation on Sunday evening and the Ottsville Substation on Monday, according to an update …
The Bucks County Board of Elections approved the relocation of the Riegelsville Borough Hall polling place to the Riegelsville Fire Company. The remaining 214 polls will remain at their original locations.
Of the 215 polling places in Bucks County, only one will have to move for Election Day tomorrow as a result of the damage caused last week by Hurricane Sandy. The Bucks County Board of Elections agreed unanimously to relocate the polling site at Riegelsville Borough Hall to the Riegelsville Fire Company. The decision came during an emergency meeting held in the community room at the Bucks County Courthouse Monday afternoon. The move is a temporary action in response to the emergency situation and will not be permanent for future elections. Chief Clerk Lynn Bush told the board the issue was not only lack of power, but safety concerns, as well. "There is a power pole that is down that held multiple utilities," said Bush. Riegelsville Fire …
Bucks County election officials will hold an emergency meeting today at 1 p.m. to determine what polling locations are working after Hurricane Sandy.
Normally, voting machines are delivered more than a week before the election, but because the roads were impassable after Hurricane Sandy, Bucks county didn’t get them until late last week. And the county doesn’t even know now which of its 215 polling places are ready for the election. "The hauler has to call every polling place and reschedule delivery," Deena Dean, Director of Bucks County Board of Elections and Registration told CNN last week. "So as the hauler reschedules deliveries, we are being notified of that." Dean said she wasn't sure what Election Day would look like. To that point, Dean and election officials are holding a meeting today at 1 p.m. to determine what polling locations will be ready, and which need to be changed. …