Since the June 1st tornadoes, many organizations and individuals have come together to offer support for victims and the surrounding community. The purpose of this guide is to gather information on many of these efforts. If you know of an organization, government agency or event that is absent from these pages, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
State Designated Storm Assistance Centers:
The Centers will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., including Saturday and Sunday, until further notice.
Springfield: Department of Transitional Assistance Office
95 Liberty Street, Springfield 01103
Palmer: Department of Developmental Service Central/West Regional Office
171 State Avenue, Monson/Palmer Line, 01069
(413) 283-3411, (413) 284-1500
Southbridge: Department of Transitional Assistance Office
1 North Street, Southbridge 01550
For additional information, click here.
Thank you for visiting the Springfield Technical Community College Library's Tornado Relief Pages. Here you will find links and contact information for local charities, government agencies, television, radio, and print media resources.
Tornado victims can start getting information and can register for federal aid now, according to the Springfield Republican.
Those seeking assistance are strongly urged to first register with FEMA for assistance. Registration may be completed online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or in Spanish at www.disasterassistance.gov/home?langcode=ES, by smartphone through m.FEMA.gov.
The phone number to register is (800) 621-FEMA, or (800) 621-3362. The TTY line number for the hearing impaired is (800) 462-7585.
Hours for Disaster Recovery Relief Centers:
Effective Monday, June 27, all DRCs will be open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., EDT, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., EDT and closed on Sundays.
Disaster Recovery Centers that Opened on ON 6/18:
Springfield, MassachusettsTechnology Park
One Federal Street, Building #104
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105
West Springfield, Massachusetts
J. Edward Christian Municipal Office Building
26 Central Street, 3rd Floor
West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089
DRCs That Opened on Monday, June 20, 2011 –
Agawam:MEMA Emergency Operations Center
1002 Suffield Street
Agawam, Massachusetts 01001
2 Brookfield Road
Brimfield, Massachusetts 01010
DRCs Opening on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 –
Monson:Granite Valley Middle School
21 Thompson Street
Monson, Massachusetts 01057
Jacob Edwards Library
236 Main Street
Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550