Rebuilding Together Press Conference

Press Conference: September 26, 2011
Steps of City Hall in Springfield, MA

Rebuilding Together Announces
“Funnel Your Energy for Rebuilding Together…
Rebuilding 25 Homes in 5 Days”
Tornado Recovery Effort with 1,000 Volunteers
Saturday, October 1 – Wednesday, October 5

Press Conference Agenda
1. Colleen Loveless, executive director for Rebuilding Together, master of ceremonies
2. The Honorable Mayor Domenic Sarno to announce “Rebuilding Together Week” in the city beginning on October 1st the 4 month anniversary of the devastating tornadoes – Rebuilding Together is supporting 25 low-income families in rebuilding their homes from the tornadoes due to no or inadequate insurance.
3. Delores Culp – disabled military veteran and 2010 Rebuilding Together recipient received a new roof. In 2011 her home was severely damaged by the tornadoes. Rebuilding Together will repair her home the October Rebuild Week.
4. Simon Hong, Vice President-Retail Market Manager at TD Bank - sponsor
5. Tom Burton, CEO of Hampden Bank will speak and award a check to Rebuilding Together for $10,000 - sponsor
6. Colleen Loveless, closing remarks
7. Q&A

Press Release

Rebuilding Together Springfield Announces Tornado Recovery “Funnel Your Energy for Rebuilding Together” Rebuilding 25 Homes in 5 Days

Colonial Block Building
1145 Main Street, Suite 111
Springfield, MA 01103
Tel: 413-788-0014

October 1 – Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Springfield, MA (July 26, 2011) – On Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 Springfield, Massachusetts was hit with a series of tornadoes that killed three people, injured 200, and destroyed 1,600 homes. A total of seven tornados occurred in Western and Central Massachusetts, including an EF3 rated tornado in Springfield. On June 15th the Federal Government declared Western MA a disaster area with over $25 million in damages.

Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities announced on July 26, 2011 a tornado rebuilding week called: “Funnel Your Energy for Rebuilding Together…..Rebuilding 25 Homes in 5 Days”. The project is from Saturday, October 1 – Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Rebuilding Together Springfield, MA affiliate along with more than 200 fellow Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country and 100 TD Bank employees from Maine to New England will repair and rebuild the homes of low-income Americans affected by the devastating tornadoes of June 1st. Recipients of services include the elderly, disabled, military veterans and families with children.

An example scope of the home rebuilding projects include: repairing or replacing roofs, windows, doors, siding, painting, yard cleanups, electrical, plumbing and planting.

For more information on Rebuilding Together Springfield and our “Funnel Your Energy” event, to either donate, sponsor or volunteer, contact Colleen Loveless, Executive Director at (413)788-0014 or www.rebuildingtogetherspringfield.org .

Home below completed by Rebuilding Together’s volunteers from TD Bank & Meyers Brothers Kalicka, PC on National Rebuilding Day, April 30, 2011 and after the tornadoes on June 1, 2011 '

The nation’s largest volunteer organization preserving and revitalizing low-income houses and communities

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