So here we are a few days after the Tornado and we are well on the way to recovery. We have indeed switch to the recovery mode here. At least 20 buildings have been declared uninhabitable including several apartment buildings, this will be a long term event.
I have been working with the United Way, the local Chamber of Commerce, and the Southbridge Interfaith Hospitality Network and we will establish a warehouse in Southbridge to be a regional distribution center. We have places in Brimfield and Monson but because of the difficulties in getting people there we thought a regional center would work best. We have also been in contact with the International Orthodox Christian Charities and they are sending a 40 foot container with water, baby formula, blankets and other items.
If you live in the local area and would like to help the Church will be open at 8am tomorrow morning to drop off some supplies. There is a desperate need for bottled water, paper goods (paper plates, napkins and silverware) pet food and non perishable food items. You can bring them to:
St. Michael Orthodox Church16 Romanian Avenue
Soouthbridge, Massachusetts 01550
If you can help next week please watch these pages and I will post updates.