At a recent meeting in Springfield, community leaders responsible for charitable giving at local businesses and members of the nonprofit community came together to map out a course for assisting those in need—including financial support totaling more than 0,000 to date and coordinating a host of volunteer relief efforts.
“We felt it was important to convene the members of the corporate giving community and those agencies involved in providing support during the disaster to discuss our collective response,” said Ron Ancrum, President of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
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UWPV is currently raising funds for the recovery phase and to date has raised over 0,000.
The United Way of Hampshire County is serving as a resource for individuals and businesses in its service area who are interested in supporting the disaster relief efforts and/or volunteering by connecting them with the United Way of Pioneer Valley.This is a very special group of businesses and individuals.” The Western Massachusetts Funders Forum is an informal group of area businesses and organizations who meet quarterly to discuss the charitable needs in our region and how each business or organization is responding to those needs through its charitable giving programs.For more information about tornado relief and recovery efforts; for information on how to access any of the special grant funds mentioned above or to learn how you can help or contribute, please contact the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts at 413-732-2858, the United Way of Pioneer Valley at 413-737-2691 or any of the organizations listed above.In addition, ,000 in cash and 20,000 pounds of food was donated to Rachel’s Table (a project of the Federation) which has been shared with groups in need.Both the Jewish Federation and Jewish Endowment Foundation have engaged the Jewish community in support of disaster relief efforts.