United Way of Pioneer Valley, MASS 2-1-1, Massachusetts Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, and All Hands Volunteers are launching a coordination point to maximize their efforts in clean-up across the region. The Massachusetts Recovery Coordination Center (RCC) provides resources and referrals to residents in need of assistance and coordinates with other agencies to deliver services directly to those in need. It also fosters communication and collaboration between groups to avoid duplication of efforts and to maximize impact on community in this time of need.
MASS 2-1-1, a United Way of Massachusetts program, will serve as the primary point of contact for people with clean-up r other storm related needs. It will also serve as a point of contact for people who want to volunteer and/or donate in-kind items. MASS 2-1-1 will coordinate with Mass. RCC and the United Way of Pioneer Valley. The RCC matches homeowner needs with the apropriate voluntary agency working in the state and UWPV matches volunteers with the agencies needing help.
This service can be accessed by dialing 2-1-1 or via the toll free number (877) 211-6277. Or you can go to www.uwpv.org and click on the To Volunteer for Tornado Recovery link at the top of the page.
All services are free of charge.