Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A Richfield resident has started a food drive.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Richfield resident Gina Hark will be collecting non-perishable food items to send to Oklahoma. She is teaming up with her son and daughter's sports leagues to collect items Tuesday, May 21: Hark said she will likely be traveling between the games and coaches will accept donations. If you are unable to make a donation tonight, e-mail Hark to set up a drop-off time at email@example.com. Read: Food Drive For Oklahoma Tornado Victims The …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Sgt. David Kromshroeder was given the honor for his efforts to save two children drowning in a pool last December.
A Richfield police officer was recently named as recipient of one of the 2013 American Red Cross Heroes Awards. Sgt. David Kromshroeder was the first to arrive at a home on 7300 block of Garfield on Dec. 9, 2012 where two children were in a partially full, in-ground pool. The 6-year-old girl was unconscious in the deep end of the pool and an 8-year-old boy was struggling to stay above water. Here's how the Red Cross tells the story of Kromshroeder's actions: After breaking through the 6-foot privacy fence surrounding the property, Kromshroeder leapt into the 32-degree water and, with the help of neighbors, got the boy out of the water. While attempting to rescue the girl, he lost his footing, but with the help of the neighbors, he and the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
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 …
Monday, October 29, 2012
From world travelers to day-traders, we’re feeling the impact of Hurricane Sandy on our lives here in the Upper Midwest. Here are a few ways to help those in the storm’s path.
More than 60 million people will feel some sort of direct impact from Hurricane Sandy and the other storm systems swirling in the Northeastern United States. Nationwide, however, the “Frankenstorm” impact is spreading, from the shutdown of Wall Street today to canceled travel plans all around the country. According to AccuWeather.com CEO Barry Myers, "Sandy is a hurricane wrapped in a winter storm." Many Twin Cities residents often look at their computer screen or television and wonder, “What can I do to help?” Such is our nature. Here are a few ideas. This is a developing list. Red Cross The Red Cross has started a preventative campaign in areas of the Northeast, using SMS and sound trucks to provide early warning messages. Emergency …