Showing posts with label HURRICANE SANDY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HURRICANE SANDY. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


At The Waters Edge

The one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy is today Oct 29th 2013 and Ben Rauch wrote a song called "At The Water's Edge" along with the amazingly talented Winston Beigel (lyrics), and is donating 100% of the itunes sales raised to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund!

Please help support the song by purchasing it at HERE.

Monday, October 28, 2013



Steve Buscemi Visits Hurricane Sandy One Year Later

On tomorrow’s episode of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show "Katie,", everyone in the studio audience has been affected by Hurricane Sandy one year ago. Katie speaks with them about some of the comforts they are missing most in the aftermath and people share their stories of devastation and rebuilding. Hear how a pen light led to a miraculous rescue of Patricia Dresch from Staten Island. Actor Steve Buscemi returns to two of the hardest hit areas and speaks on how he’s helping families get back on their feet. Plus, find out if this could happen again.
Video Courtesy of: ABC/Disney

Wednesday, December 12, 2012



Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers is teaming up with the Bergen Performing Arts Center and the Englewood Fire Department in Englewood, New Jersey, with the help of sponsors Fisher-Price and Mattel, to collect toys this holiday season for children in need in Bergen County, New Jersey, including areas severely hit by Hurricane Sandy. Always an important event in the community, the annual holiday toy drive will carry special significance this year taking into account the devastation Hurricane Sandy caused throughout the state of New Jersey.

Rogers, who brings his 23-city Christmas and Hits Tour with special guest Billy Dean to the bergenPAC on Wednesday, December 19, will match monetary donations up to $10,000 to purchase toys for the drive. In addition, Fisher-Price has generously donated 200 toys, and Mattel is offering a special discount on toys purchased with monetary donations raised during the drive, assuring that every donation received will go even further.

Donations to the toy drive can be made in three ways:

1) Monetary donations sent to the bergenPAC in advance. Checks should be made out to: Bergen Performing Arts Center and must include TOY DRIVE in the memo of the check. The mailing address is: Bergen Performing Arts Center - Attn. TOY DRIVE - 30 North Van Brunt Street - Englewood, NJ 07631.

2) Monetary donations collected the night of Rogers’ concert. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Checks should be made out to: Bergen Performing Arts Center and must include TOY DRIVE in the memo of the check.

3) New, unwrapped toys will be collected at bergenPAC on the night of Rogers’ concert.

Members of the Englewood Fire Department and bergenPAC representatives will be at Rogers’ performance to collect toys and monetary donations. Englewood firefighters will volunteer their time to deliver toys to area children in need prior to Christmas, in conjunction with bergenPAC, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.

Sunday, December 09, 2012


Cory A. Booker With Wendy Williams

Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.), the internationally renowned children’s charity,  announced that it has raised over $800,000 at the 27th Annual Gala and a portion of proceeds will benefit victims of the Sandy Disaster. The gala, which took place on December 6th, 2012 at Cipirani, was attended by over 500 guests, and recognized the important support from retailers and vendors in K.I.D.S. mission to meet the needs of those struggling to survive poverty, natural disasters, low literacy, domestic abuse and illness.

Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber served as special guest emcee, and opened the event with her personal story of challenge and triumph to win a medal in the 2012 Olympics. She movingly spoke of the importance of never giving up hope to reach a goal. Following, children from the Broadway Youth Ensemble performed popular songs with themes of hope.

Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker presented the keynote address which, with humor and passion, discussed the importance and responsibility of individuals and organizations coming together to help others. He spoke of his family’s experience growing up in a supportive community and the role it played in his life today. Mayor Booker accepted the K.I.D.S. Agency Partner Award on behalf of Newark Now. A long-time partner of K.I.D.S, Newark Now provides services and programs to more than 15,000 impoverished Newark families. The award was presented to Mayor Booker by Television Host Wendy Williams.

Monday, November 26, 2012



Adam Jacobs

In a show of community strength and compassion, Bergen Performing Arts Center is proud to present: Beyond The Storm - A Relief Concert to Benefit The Victims of Hurricane Sandy, that will take place on Sunday, December 9th at 7PM. The concert will feature some of Broadways brightest stars including the world’s best tap dancer Savion Glover, poet Carlos Andrés Goméz, plus established Broadway Stars including Bobby Creighton, Ali Ewoldt, Joy Hermalyn, Adam Jacobs, Elisabeth Stanley, Ali Stroker and more to be announced–all of whom have graciously donated their performances and time to this worthy cause in aiding the victims from Hurricane Sandy. 100% of all funds will be shared among three charities, The Hurricane Sandy Jersey Relief Fund, Pet Res Q who continues to find displaced animals from the storm new homes and the School Districts of Moonachie and Little Ferry. Bergen Performing Arts Center and Ticketmaster has waived all normal ticket fees for this performance and bergenPAC’s union stage hands have donated their time in making this show a success-truly a testament of the community coming together to help those in need.

Broadway performer and creative director Kelli Rabke Agresta with bergenPAC’s Education Director Alexander Diaz have conceptualized an spectacular evening of magnificent performance and a night of giving. The show also includes performances from Bergen County’s youngest and brightest national stars including Liz Gillies “Jade” of Nickelodeon's Victorious, singer/songwriter & actress Heather Braverman, Scarlett Diaz- from The National Tour of Shrek-The Musical, 2012 Englewood Idol Winner Brian Park and special performances from the students from the Bergen Performing Arts School and Violinists from The Elisabeth Morrow School.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012



Ana Oliveira

In response to Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on New York City, The New York Women’s Foundation® (NYWF) is creating a special $1 million Response and Recovery Fund which will be distributed to current and former grantee partners over the next four years, as needed. Driven by their 25 year commitment to supporting the economic security of women and girls, serving the needs of the most vulnerable communities and remaining responsive to the changing landscape of New York City, NYWF will leverage their incredible network of over 280 grantee partners to support and provide help where it is most needed. The New York Women’s Foundation Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery Fund will provide both immediate and long term financial support to current and former grantee partners so they can restore, enhance and sustain their capacity to work with women and families towards stability and safety in those communities hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, in New York City.

NYWF plans to immediately distribute $250,000 to provide assistance in some of the hardest hit areas, including Broad Channel, Classon Point, City Island, Coney Island, Far Rockaway, the Lower East Side, Red Hook and Staten Island. Beginning in 2013, The Foundation will assess continuing needs and designate $250,000 annually, through 2015, to address the longer term economic security, safety and health needs that may continue to be heightened for these families due to the lingering and extended effects of Hurricane Sandy’s disruption. Many of the women and families NYWF grantee partners serve were already economically insecure and living in unsafe environments, and are now facing additional and often overwhelming economic and emotional barriers as the result of Hurricane Sandy.