New England News
4:27 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Tornado Recovery Group Disbands

Twenty three months after a powerful tornado tore through Springfield Massachusetts a long term recovery group has disbanded. 

Volunteers posed at a tornado recovery project in Springfield MA
Volunteers posed at a tornado recovery project in Springfield MA

The group called Springfield Community Together has run out of money and run out of work to do. Steven Abdow  of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts  said the group helped about 600 tornado survivors with everything from major home repairs to removing debris from yards.

The long term recover group was created by volunteers from a dozen philanthropic, faith-based and other nonprofit organizations. Major funding that totaled more than $200,000 came from the Massachusetts Disaster Relief fund  and Catholic Charities.