SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Construction got underway Saturday for Rebuilding Together Springfield. The project’s goal is to fix up more than 25 homes hit hard by the storm in just five days.
More than a hundred volunteers were doing their part rebuilding Delores Culp’s house. Her Amanda Street home and yard both received heavy damage from the June first tornado, but thanks to volunteers she’ll have a whole new house inside and out.
“Every room is filled with volunteers. They are painting putting tape around the windows and it’s a good feeling to see people in your house it’s like a makeover,” said Delores Culp.
“This is really the grass roots and to have Rebuild Together with all the corporate sponsors TD Bank and look at all the volunteers,” said Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno.
Despite rain Saturday volunteers were still doing what they could to get Delores’ home back to normal.
“We are moving forward. We have to go rain or shine so get it done. Some things you can’t for safety reasons painting will have plenty of workers at a later point to do that if we have to,” said Colleen Loveless, Rebuilding Together Director.
More than a thousand volunteers are set to work on the 25 homes over the next five days. Volunteers already working hard Saturday were happy to be making a difference.
“It’s just wonderful to see the volunteers help come it’s really great,” said Evie Gore, volunteer.
“Humbling makes you glad you can give back to your community and rebuild Springfield makes you feel good,” said Kare LeFleche, volunteer.
The project is still in need of donations to find out how you can help check out – www.rebuildtogetherspringfield.org.