Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The City of Springfield will immediately cease accepting donations at its designated donation centers for Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico, due to the overwhelming amount of items collected. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said, “We are so heartened, but not surprised, that our Springfield community once again steps it up for those in need.”
The city is currently working with Western Mass United for Puerto Rico in packaging and preparing these items for shipment to Puerto Rico. Those interested in contributing are encouraged to make monetary donations. All funds received will benefit Puerto Rican organizations directly working with victims of the hurricane.
Freedom Credit Union (FCU) has established an account for these donations. For a list of FCU branch locations, please visit: https://freedom.coop/about-us/contact-us/hours-locations/. Checks can be made payable to:
Attn: Edward Nuñez
Western MA Puerto Rico Relief Fund
c/o Freedom Credit Union
P.O. Box 3009
Springfield, MA 01101-3009
Donations are also being accepted at: www.PayPal.me/wmu4pr.