Friday, November 30, 2012
Tomek-Eastern Elementary fourth-grader, Shawn DeFina, and three friends spearhead fundraiser at their school to donate to the American Red Cross.
After hearing about the damages done by Hurricane Sandy, fourth-grader Shawn DeFina, of Fenton’s Tomek-Eastern Elementary School, wanted to help. As a result, Tomek-Eastern students had a penny drive this week, for the American Red Cross to use in aiding the hurricane victims. On Thursday morning, Shawn and fellow Tomek-Eastern students Aaron Toth, Brendan Alward, and Alex Dinstett stood inside the front of the school. At a table, they displayed plastic containers of pennies, dollars and other change. Students hurried to drop donations into the containers as they went to class. "So far, it's awesome," Brendan said. The boys predicted their classroom, teacher Sheila Best's students, would win. Each container is labeled with the name of a …
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 …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A partnership has been established between, the City of Fenton, Fenton Chamber Members and the Genesee County Red Cross to raise funds for those in need.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Fenton volunteers have come together after witnessing Hurricane Sandy Super Storm devastation. A partnership has been established between, the City of Fenton, Fenton Chamber Members and the Genesee County Red Cross to raise funds for those in need. Volunteers will be collecting monetary donations on Friday, Nov. 2 at the State Bank’s Main Office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at both Fenton VG’s locations on Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3pm. If you would like to mail a check, please make it payable to the Genesee County Red Cross and send it c/o The Fenton Regional Chamber of Commerce, 114 N. Leroy St., Fenton, MI 48430. You can also drop off donations at the Chamber office Monday-Friday from 9am- 4:30pm. Fundraising …
Monday, October 29, 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 and on Fenton 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 …