Thursday, December 6, 2012
20 percent of checks at Honey Tree Group's four area restaurants Dec. 12 will be donated to the American Red Cross.
Now moving into the holiday season, the needs of Hurricane Sandy victims are top of mind for George Lucaj. The Honey Tree Restaurant Group of four local restaurants, which Lucaj manages, are giving back this holiday season with a fundraiser Dec. 12. "Some families have been displaced from their homes; some have lost everything or are living in terrible conditions," said Lucaj, 72, of West Bloomfield. "People in Metro Detroit have a big heart and I know they will be happy to know that while they are eating at my restaurants on Dec. 12 they will also be helping the hurricane victims to a better holiday season." Twenty percent of all bills on Dec. 12 will be donated to the American Red Cross for disaster relief, Lucaj said. In addition, …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Michigan State Police deployed 24 officers to New Jersey in order to provide support and security in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
A local psychologist with roots in storm-damaged New Jersey spearheads a drive through Nov. 30 to help people devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
As Farmington Hills psychologist Dr. Barbara Foley watched the devastation of Hurricane and Superstorm Sandy unfold, she felt the memories of her youth disappearing. "It was horrible," Foley said. "When all of this first began, I was depressed for days." Foley grew up on the Jersey Shore. The places she enjoyed as a child have been swept into the ocean. And now she's doing something to help the people from her home state recover. On Thursday night, the first truckload of donated items – everything from baby formula to cleaning supplies – left Farmington Hills for the East Coast. With friends and family still in that area, Foley learned people were left without homes, without electricity or heat. Food shelves were wiped out, and schools …
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: 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. …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The New York Red Cross offers ways you can help friends and family devastated by the storm.
The New York Red Cross provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by the impact of Sandy.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Power expected to return Tuesday night for most DTE Energy customers in the Greater West Bloomfield area left in the dark.
Updated: 8:42 p.m., with most recent power outage numbers Gusting winds and rain whipped Greater West Bloomfield area residents overnight into Tuesday morning, but residents avoided major outages as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy spun westward. A group of over 325 customers near the intersection of Walnut Lake Road and Haggerty Road were without power beginning Monday night into Tuesday with an estimated restoration time of late Tuesday night. Another group of over 1,000 customers north of Commerce Road, west of Hiller Road had power out on Monday, returned on Tuesday. A group of almost 175 customers in Sylvan Lake remained without power after it was knocked out on Monday night. There is no estimated time of restoration for those …
Monday, October 29, 2012
A spokesman for DTE Energy said they haven't seen any major outages thus far, but are staying prepared.
As high winds pick up in southeast Michigan due to the reach of Hurricane Sandy, so will the likelihood for power outages and other wind-related issues. More: What will Hurricane Sandy mean for Michigan weather this week? The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Monday morning for all of southern Michigan, including Midland, Bay, Lenawee, Saginaw, Tuscola, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Winds are expected to reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, and could cause hazardous situations—including power outages, downed tree branches, and difficulty driving, especially on east-west roads. DTE Energy spokesman John Austerberry …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
As the storm hits the East Coast heading into Monday, rain, wind and cold weather will be felt in the Midwest—including southeastern Michigan—this week.
There won't be any flooding or evacuations, but Hurricane Sandy's reach will have a big impact on Michigan weather this week. The storm system—expected to be one of the largest and most destructive in history—has resulted in evacuations and state of emergency declarations across the east coast, as well as the closure of public transportation in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. According to the National Weather Service, Sandy is anticipated to make landfall on the New Jersey coast Monday night. As it moves west, the system will bring high winds, colder weather and rain to the Midwest. The effects will be felt throughout southern Michigan, though the greatest impact will be on the southwest coast near Lake Michigan. A wind …