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Western MA Tornado Relief Food Drive

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 10 North Ave Mendon MA 01756  See map

Donations are needed:  non-perishable food items, paper products, personal hygiene/toiletry items.

PLEASE NO GLASS, EXPIRED OR OPENED ITEMS.

 The School Districts in the towns of Mendon, Hopedale, and Milford are partnering together along with local scouting organizations to assist those affected by the tornadoes in Western, MA. We are asking for your help and the support with this regional effort by making a food donation. 

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 4th, between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon, donations of non-perishable food items and paper products will be collected at Clough Elementary School on North Avenue in Mendon and then distributed to those in need. 

Please notify friends and neighbors so we can all work together to assist our friends and neighbors in Western, MA in their time of need. 

Thank you.

Leslie Jacobs June 05, 2011 at 02:44 AM
THANK YOU can not even begin to describe the outpouring of generous donations, volunteering of time to collect, sort, and box all the items from the Milford, Mendon, Hopedale and surrounding communities. We literally filled a box truck in four hours and then headed out to Western Mass to deliver staples to Monson, Springfield and Brimfield. It was a humbling, awe striking experience to see the devastation which pictures and video in the media barely touch. What stood out most as we traveled through the afternoon was the resilience and courage of the human spirit in spite of the harrowing experiences they shared with us. They still need help and we plan to do another collection when we hear back what they need. It is only day three and they are still trying to open up streets, hook up power lines, and locate people. An article will be following with more detail... but for now thank you. A very special thank you to Joshua Watson, a cub scout from Pack 1 Mendon, who thought enough after watching the news to say to his dad I want to do something.. collect food for these people. Along with his fellow cub scout, Benjamin Tremblay and Tyler Yakimowsky along with the support of many made a positive impact on these communities.
Laurie Jason June 05, 2011 at 01:16 PM
What a FANTASTIC & HEARTWARMING show of support from our local towns! Its so refreshing to see such caring people come together for a wonderful cause!My husband took my children down to donate yesterday-such a positive lesson to participate in!

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