| In the midst of the darkness that prevailed over the region last week, one bright light shone through that being the Hampden Senior Center.|
Being designated an overnight shelter, Jane Budynkiewicz from the Health Department along with her husband Michael and Selectman Vinnie Villamaino quickly went into action, setting up cots, bringing in a wonderful dedicated kitchen staff and arranging for a medical person and a local police officer to be present around the clock.
Many thanks to the Wilbraham Selectmen who offered food and other needed supplies and especially a big thank you goes out to the volunteers who offered their services to keep things running smoothly.
Having an 88-year-old mother-in-law from Springfield without electricity/heat, my husband and I decided to bring her to the Center. No questions were asked of where she lived. They just welcomed her with open arms. I cannot say enough of the week she spent there. They kept her warm, well fed, safe and loved.
Hampden is truly blessed to have such a wonderful facility.
Mary Jane Chabot
|9/12 (5 days)||Texas On Tour Mobile Experiential Exhibit Visits The Big E|
|9/16||At Home in the Woods Summer Camps|
|9/16||Wiggles & Giggles ( Mommy and Me Class)|
|9/16||Bereavement Support Group|
|9/16||Free Program for Veterans|
|9/17||At Home in the Woods Summer Camps|
|9/17||TRUCK STOP TROUBADOURS "The Regional Champions of Classic Country & Rockabilly Music" At The Storrowton Tavern.|
|9/17||Cleanse & Detox Class|