Massachusetts Residents: Coming Together to Support Victims of the Recent Tornados

by Jack Morrison on June 9, 2011

On June 1, 2011, Massachusetts experienced a rare event: a deadly tornado that ripped through the state killing 4 people, injuring dozens of others and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage. This tornado marks one of the worst disasters in recent state history. 

Here are a few facts following this devastating event: 

  • 1,000 National Guard troops have been mobilized to assist with cleanup and search-and-rescue operations
  • A state of emergency has been declared
  • Over 300 people have sought shelter relief
  • Homes, buildings, churches and cars have been damaged, flattened and destroyed
  • Homeowners have filed more than $90 million+ in residential insurance claims alone 

These difficult times prompt us to sit back and reflect on what’s truly important and what we are grateful for. We still have our homes, our families and our freedom. And for those families and individuals that were impacted, national, state and local organizations are doing what they can. But despite the relief efforts, these organizations are stretched thin and can use additional resources. 

If you’re interested in volunteering time, effort or monetary donations, the Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is a worthy organization you might want to consider supporting.**

The Red Cross is accepting monetary donations which enable them to provide shelter, food, and emotional support in response to disasters. For more information, visit http://www.redcrosscwm.org/  or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter at 506 Cottage St., Springfield, MA 01104 or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

**The Law Office of Jack Morrison has no affiliation to this charity and is just passing along resources to those interested in helping victims of the tornado.

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