Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Jenny Marquart was planning to run the New York City Marathon earlier this month.
Parkway North High School Principal Jenny Marquart shared this story as part of her November e-news bulletin to district patrons. Running in the New York City Marathon has been one of my goals since I ran my first marathon eight years ago. For years I have heard conversations among other runners as they described the crowds and the route and how the whole city encourages the marathoners as they run through every borough of New York. I am not a fast runner so if I were going to be selected to run in the New York City Marathon, it would have to be through the lottery system they use. You can imagine my excitement last spring when I got word that I was selected—I would be running in the New York City Marathon on November 4, 2012! The …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
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. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated 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 customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Missouri's Task Force 1 is scheduled to be in Virginia by late Tuesday afternoon.
Three Monarch Fire Protection District firefighters/paramedics have been mobilized to respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as part of Missouri Task Force 1, an urban search and rescue unit. The unit had been on standby since yesterday morning along with similar teams in Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee and got the call from FEMA last night, departing from the Boone County Fire Protection District overnight. The unit, which includes 80 people and 100,000 lbs of equipment according to a news release, is due to report to Herndon, VA by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Members of the unit were deployed to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac last year, and most notably, Ground Zero in New York City following the 9/11 terror attacks