Springfield Community Together http://wamc.org en Tornado Recovery Group's Mission Ends http://wamc.org/post/tornado-recovery-groups-mission-ends <p>The long term recovery group formed following the June 1<sup>st</sup> 2011 tornado in Springfield Massachusetts disbanded earlier this week. The group called Springfield Community Together consisted of volunteers from roughly a dozen philanthropic, faith based, and other non-profit organizations.&nbsp; One of the board members of the long term recovery group was Steven Abdow, who is business manager for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.&nbsp; He spoke with WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 04 May 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 63800 at http://wamc.org Tornado Recovery Group's Mission Ends Community Group Helps Couple Rebound From Disaster http://wamc.org/post/community-group-helps-couple-rebound-disaster <p>A&nbsp; Springfield Massachusetts couple is having a heartwarming, yet bittersweet, homecoming this Thanksgiving.&nbsp; They are finally moving back to the home that was nearly destroyed in the June 1, 2011 tornado.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The&nbsp; tornado caused major&nbsp; damage to the ranch style home of&nbsp; Terry Humphries and&nbsp; his wife MaryAnn Carroll. More than a dozen trees came crashing down, leaving holes in the roof.&nbsp; Then things got worse.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:21:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 52497 at http://wamc.org Community Group Helps Couple Rebound From Disaster Needs Assessment Of People Affected By Tornado Underway http://wamc.org/post/needs-assessment-people-affected-tornado-underway <p><font size="2">&nbsp;&nbsp; Experienced disaster response volunteers are canvassing the tornado devastated neighborhoods of Springfield Massachusetts to conduct a needs assessment.&nbsp; Local organizations will use the&nbsp; collected information to help people still struggling to recover from the storm.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 19:55:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 37001 at http://wamc.org Needs Assessment Of People Affected By Tornado Underway