Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
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. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. 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 …
Courtesy of the Huffington Post, a few ways you can support those affected by Sunday's devastating storms.
Sandy Gerrettie has a personal tie to Joplin, Mo. “I have some people that I know of that live in Joplin, they have not been found yet,” she said. “It’s very scary, you look on TV and it’s like holy crap—it’s just devastating.” Gerrettie, who lives and owns a healing and wellness center in Joliet, decided she had to do something. So, with her friend Christina Repka, of Manhattan she embarked on a journey that will end in at least four trips to the tornado-ravaged city to deliver supplies. “Seeing all of the devastation on TV, our center is all about helping, that’s what we do,” Gerrettie said. “It breaks my heart. There's parents looking for their children, there's children looking for their parents.” Tornadoes in Joplin ripped through on …