New England News
7:30 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Progress Reported In Tornado Rebuilding

  Volunteers are making progress in helping to rebuild tornado ravaged Springfield Massachusetts. WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports

   A total of more than 1160 volunteer hours has been put into the rebuilding according to Steve Abdow of Springfield Community Together, the long term recovery group.

   A survey commissioned by the long term recovery group last spring just shy of the one year anniversary of the June 1st tornado identified more than  $1 million in unmeet  needs. Abdow says not quite half the cases have now been closed.. Volunteers organized  by St Mark’s  Episcopal Church in East Longmeadow will be doing tornado recovery work over the Labor Day weekend.