Red Cross Collects $1 Million So Far For Mass. Tornado Relief

SPRINGFIELD  (AP) — The Red Cross says it has raised about $1 million already to help the victims of the tornadoes earlier this month in western and central Massachusetts, but there is still more work to be done.

The Red Cross of the Pioneer Valley continues to operate a shelter at the MassMutual Center for people who lost their homes in the June 1 tornadoes.

Nearly 300 people stayed at the sports arena over the weekend.

Donate: The CBS Boston Cares Massachusetts Tornado Relief Fund

The relief organization has also served nearly 17,000 meals and continues to distribute food, cleanup supplies and even toiletries through vans that make their way through damaged neighborhoods.

Photos: Tornadoes Tear Through Massachusetts

The Red Cross has even helped people replace lost eyeglasses and fill prescriptions.

Mass.Gov: Tornado Recovery

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says city agencies are working hard to clean up the mess.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • RC

    I hope the money is used for the victims and not for new telephone systems or whatever the Red Cross thinks they need!

  • Alexavia

    Big help, big help. And superalivte news of course.

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