The long term recovery group formed following the June 1st 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. 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. He spoke with WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill
A Springfield Massachusetts couple is having a heartwarming, yet bittersweet, homecoming this Thanksgiving. They are finally moving back to the home that was nearly destroyed in the June 1, 2011 tornado. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports
The tornado caused major damage to the ranch style home of Terry Humphries and his wife MaryAnn Carroll. More than a dozen trees came crashing down, leaving holes in the roof. Then things got worse.
Experienced disaster response volunteers are canvassing the tornado devastated neighborhoods of Springfield Massachusetts to conduct a needs assessment. Local organizations will use the collected information to help people still struggling to recover from the storm. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.