Sunday, June 5, 2011

Massachusetts ROCKS!

On June 1 2011 we had a devastating tornado in Western/Central Massachusetts.

Dark clouds

The very next day, folks began getting together to help those in need! I LOVE Massachusetts! I'm on an homeschool mailing list & folks are pouring in with help & donations! The letter is below:

Dear Friends

I know we have all been touched in one way or another by the events of June 1.

I spent this morning at Hitchcock Academy in Brimfield. When I walked in the door I was overwhelmed and in awe by the amount of clothing, shoes, bedding and toy donations that have been given by neighbors to help neighbors impacted by the June 1 tornadoes . As I sorted clothing and organized packages of new underwear and socks, cars and trucks continued to pull up and the donations continued to pour in. Hitchcock Academy truly is a COMMUNITY Center.


-GET THE WORD OUT to all those in need. Hitchcock Academy in Brimfield will be open this week Monday through Friday 9 AM to 9PM. Families can come in or send a neighbor, relative or friend to pick up pillows, towels, blankets, shoes, crayons, toys, bubbles or even just a shirt or new pair of underwear or socks.

-VOLUNTEER to help at Hitchcock. Call Sue Gregory at 413 245-9977. Some jobs are best done by adults but some can be accomplished with children.

At this time additional donations of goods are not needed .

In ending, I wanted to share with you my experience and to thank all who have donated, and Hitchcock and their staff for opening their doors to be a center for the community.

If you need more info please contact Stacia at scaplanson at gmail dot com

Stacia Caplanson
Cedarbrook Learning Connections


Now I'm doing my small itty bitty part & passing this onto you. I'm also sell photos in my Etsy shop. Now until July 1st 50% of all sales will go to help the people affected by the June 1 Tornados. I'll donate by way of buying items to donate to Hitchcock Academy for dispersal that way, or directly to the Red Cross & let them pass the money onto folks who need to rebuild. I myself had a fire when I was young newlywed & we lost everything. The Red Cross was great giving us a place to stay, and a coupon voucher to get anything we needed. I'd love to be able to give back & help them out!

--Heather :)
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