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Somerville Teams Up With Somerville, N.J., Summerville, S.C. on Sandy Relief

Stay tuned for details about how you can help. Also, Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.

Somerville is teaming up with two other communities with the same name—Somerville, N.J. and Summerville, S.C.—to collect supplies for people still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Jackie Rossetti, a spokesperson for the city of Somerville (our Somerville) said the joint effort is definitely taking place but the three communities are still working out the details.

Summerville, S.C., has already held a supply drive and is planning to ship supplies to Somerville, N.J. the weekend of Dec. 8 and 9, accoring Rossetti and Summerville Patch.

Our Somerville here in Massachusetts will likely hold a supply drive during the middle of December and make a shipment around Christmas. Rossetti said residents should stay tuned for details, which we'll post as soon as they're available.

There is no Patch site in Somerville, N.J., but Bridgewater Patch is right next door and may cover some of the joint effort.

Tweet #PatchRebuilds to Help Hurricane Sandy Survivors

If you're looking for other ways to help communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy, you can do so by simply sending a tweet. And it will cost you nothing.

Patch has announced an 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 tweeters can type in an area they are most connected to that was hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Because Bridgewater, N.J. is right next to Somerville, N.J., and because the two Somervilles are teaming up with Summerville to help out people disrupted by the storm, feel free to send a tweet from this link: http://rebuilds.patch.com/bridgewater


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