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Rebuilding Together Springfield Rally

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Abc40 and fox6 are teaming up with “Rebuilding Together Springfield” to help build 25 homes in 5 days. Everything kicks off Saturday morning.

Friday night dozens of volunteers attended a rally in advance of this weeks big build. It was once last chance for them to get some final information, meet with organizers and the families who will be helped by the project.

Delores Culp is one of the home owners getting help this week. Her house received roof and chimney damage, broken windows and doors plus she has a lot of downed trees. She is thankful for the kindness and generosity of others helping her return to a normal life.

“This is a blessing for me. I would never think something like this would happen, but I’ve been a hard worker all these years, all my life now I usually help people now people are helping me,” said Culp.

One thousand volunteers from all over New England will work thru Wednesday to restores more than 25 homes. One hundred of those volunteers are part of the Springfield area TD Bank team.

“We take a look at the tragedy of the tornado and we look at the efforts of everybody from big business to small business government. The end result is a strong community it’s a good thing,” Simon Hong, TD Bank.

For the recipients like Delores Culp the outpouring of support is encouraging her to continue paying it forward to others.

“Sometimes you have to give back and volunteer and that’s been a part of my life volunteering,” said Culp.

Rebuild Together Springfield is still looking for donations. To find out how you can help check out: www.rebuildtogetherspringfield.org.

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