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Tornado warehouse closing, recovery effort needs people

'There are a lot of people who are still hurting'

Volunteers Jim Devereux, Kim Seaver, Amelia Peloquin, Alexandra McNitt, Bill Reid, Erin Clark with son Ian, and daughter Meredith back in June, soon after the warehouse was put into action. (click for larger version)
October 23, 2011
SOUTHBRIDGE — Local tornado survivors will need to travel farther to get aid from the warehouse they were getting from Worcester Street.

As of Friday, that location closed for the second time, with its supplies moving to the regional center at Monson Developmental Center.

"United Lens has rented out the space, so we had to move," said Bonnie LoSavio, United Way executive director and the site's coordinator. "We've looked at a couple different options [in town], put some feelers out there but didn't find anything. … [Moving to Monson] seemed like the logical next step."

Among the places they contacted was the town itself, particularly regarding the old DPW garage site on Pleasant Street, she said.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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