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Church making toys a priority

Collection helps tornado survivors heal

The Rev. James Chase is kicking off a toy, game, and book collection at the Federated Church to benefit the youngest victims of the June 1 tornado. (click for larger version)
February 12, 2012
CHARLTON — More than eight months after a tornado ripped across the state leaving a path of destruction in its wake, residents of hard-hit Brimfield have picked up the pieces and began to rebuild, but their lives are far from how they used to be.

Director of the tornado relief center at Brimfield's First Congregational Church Gina Lynch noted that as families begin to move back into their houses, it's the little things that they're missing.

"They just don't have the things they used to have," she said of those everyday home goods we take for granted like a cake pan or even a spice rack. "It's not a priority to spend money on that when you have a house to rebuild."

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

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