Monday, June 06, 2011
Not having enough money to spare to help those in need after the tornado saddens me. I love Springfield, despite its many setbacks and negative reputation. Yes it is a rough town, but it made me a smart girl!
Due to all the destruction, my job has been put on hold. I cannot help people insulate their homes when there are no homes to be had! Our company has been collecting food and toiletries to donate to those who have been displaced. It seems that the areas of Springfield MA that were hit the hardest are the poorest, and I am not sure if we will ever recover fully.
Just becasue I dont live there anymore, I still feel connected to its people. I am doing what I can in the afternoons to distribute the food and personal items we have collected to those who need it most. All these people are normal people, who just days ago we going along their normal lives, not suspecting that within moments, everything would be changed.
Suddenly, those last few pounds and messy kitchens matter less