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Simply put, the 40 Force is WGGB and our neighbors, working together to make a difference in Western Massachusetts. It’s our commitment to support the community by pooling our resources with the collective knowledge and know-how of the Pioneer Valley.

In case you missed any of our segments over the last several weeks, click on any of the links below for a look back:

40 Force: Child I.D. Booklets

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August 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Today, the 40 Force worked to help keep your kids safe. For over six hours Monday, we had representatives from the Molly Bish Foundation here to help you put together an I.D. booklet for your child for FREE....

40 Force: E-ZPass

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August 4th, 2014
REGION, Mass. (WGGB) - Dozens of people came to ABC40 today to sign up for E-Z passes. The state department of transportation wants the Mass Pike to be cash-free by the Summer of 2016. That means, no more scrabbling through your...

40 Force: Fertility Treatment

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July 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Infertility impacts millions of couples. You or someone you know could be among them. Monday, the 40 Force took the extra step to help with solutions. From basic procedures to details about in-vitro...

LAST DAY to Donate to the 40 Force School Drive!

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July 25th, 2014
(WGGB) -- It's near that time when local families begin preparing for the school year ahead by visiting local store for their yearly supplies. However, but for some students in the area, financial hardships make it difficult for them to...

40 Force: Adopt-a-thon

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July 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – 40's Friends helps provide homes for animals in need, and during the summer, the need for responsible pet owners rises. Local animal shelters, including the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center...

40 Force: Credit Check

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July 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - Don't let bad credit get you down. They're pieces of your financial life that are critical to many dealings, and yet, many don't understand them. It's your credit score and credit report. What does the...

40 Force: Cyber Scams

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July 7th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- They can wreak all sorts of havoc on your home and work computer - online viruses and scams. From campaigns that hijack your computer files to phishing e-mails that steal your money and security, you can fall victim...

40 Force: Safety Check

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June 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Your child is your most precious cargo, but is your car seat properly installed? The 40 Force was here to help. Throughout the afternoon, families came down to our Liberty Street studios to have car and...

40 Force Food Drive

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June 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Regardless of the season, the need for food assistance is always there. That need is amplified during the summer months when some children are no longer able to receive a free lunch at school. ABC40 and The...

40 Force: Summer Skin Care

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June 9th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- More than three million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. In fact, the National Cancer Institute explains that it's the most common form of cancer in the country. Before you head out into...

40 Force: Real Estate Roulette

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June 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- As the weather heats up, so does the western mass housing market. Interest rates remain near all- time lows, but housing prices are going up. Monday night, the 40 Force gave you some help dealing with real...

40 Force: Stroke Awareness

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May 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – It’s been called the silent killer and it’s the leading cause of death here in the US. The 40Force teamed up with area doctors Thursday night to keep you informed about strokes. We had a group of doctors here...

40 Force: Legal Line

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May 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Getting answers to legal questions can often be a long and complicated process. Legal matters can be a luck of the draw. They can be a great boon...or a huge bust. Tonight, the 40 Force will help make it...

40 Force: Trash or Treasure

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May 12th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Do you have an old toy, a piece of furniture, or even a work of art that may be worth thousands? Today, the 40 Force helped you get an idea of what that item might be worth. Throughout the day, a steady...

40 Force: Unclaimed Cash

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May 5th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Commonwealth is holding onto billions of dollars in money and property that might belong to you. Perhaps it's from a leftover, old bank account, or an insurance policy, or items forgotten in safe deposit...