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Christina Wynn: Mass. 2-1-1 is a key resource for residents

By Christina Wynn

PITTSFIELD — Many of us know someone — a friend or a relative — who was directly affected by the trio of monster hurricanes or ferocious wildfires that impacted many areas of our country this past year. Perhaps they were forced to evacuate, leaving behind the home they had built along with all their personal belongings, and were in need of shelter, clothes and basic necessities. Maybe they could stay in their home, but lost power and were unable to draw water from their tap or keep perishable food products on hand to feed their young children.

City nonprofits receive grants

MARLBOROUGH - Four Marlborough nonprofits were recently awarded $2,100 from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program.
 
The Society of St. Vincent DePaul Mission Church Conference and Marlborough Community Cupboard each received $550. Crossroads School and Special Olympics Massachusetts - which is headquartered in the city - were awarded $500.
 

New focus for Framingham Salvation Army

By Jim Haddadin | MetroWest Daily News
 
FRAMINGHAM — With its staff and volunteers under a new roof, the Framingham Salvation Army Corps is retooling for the future.
 
The group, which recently left its home of more than 30 years on Concord Street, is adopting a new focus on youth and family services at its new facility on Howard Street.
 

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