Local Media Teams Up to Help Tornado Relief Effort

Mary Fallon drops off a donation from GCAI at the WHYN NewsTalk 560 Collection at Monarch Place in Springfield

TODAY- Tuesday June 7, from 6:00 am-7:00 pm WHYN NewsTalk 560 is working with CBS3 Springfield to collect cash and check donations at multiple locations in the area. All donations will benefit the Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

  1. WHYN NewsTalk 560 – Monarch Place in Springfield (corner of Boland and Main)
  2. KIX 97.9 –  Big Y in Wilbraham – 2035 Boston Road
  3. Mix 93.1 – Big Y in West Springfield – 503 Memorial Avenue
  4. 100.9 WRNX – Big Y in Northampton – 136 North King Street

Mary Fallon, Media Director at GCAI, lives in East Forest Park. Her neighborhood and the surrounding area was severely damaged by the tornado, but that hasn’t stopped her from doing her part to help out.

“On Saturday, my neighbor Melissa and I loaded up the station wagon with clothes, food, and toiletries.” said Fallon. “We dropped everything off in the Mardi Gras parking lot where it was being separated and loaded into different pickup trucks for delivery.” Fallon said that she and her neighbor heard about the collection on Saturday through word of mouth and social media.

The United Way is also coordinating volunteer efforts. Call 2-1-1 for information on how you can help.

This article from The Republican “Monday tornado resource roundup” has more information about resources and tornado relief efforts.

If you know of any other relief efforts that we should include in this post please email info@gciaonline.com.