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GOOD NEWS: OUR COMMUNITY IN ACTION

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We’re collecting stories of hope and positive messages from our region. Help us honor the individuals and businesses in our community who are going to extraordinary lengths to respond with kindness during this time of crisis. This is not meant to serve as a promotional tool but rather a source of heart-warming inspiration. Submissions will be reviewed and shared at the discretion of our staff.

Bacon Wilson Donates $10,000 To YMCA Of Greater Springfield

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Big Y makes additional donation of $125K to support several food banks

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BankESB Gives $5,000 To Easthampton Community Center For Kid’s Bag Pantry

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Springfield Rifles Rugby Club hosts open pantry fundraiser

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West Springfield Mosque provides hundreds of meals to the community during coronavirus pandemic

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Taste of Lebanon restaurant, makes dozens of meals for the community

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Southampton church giving away masks on Saturdays

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Hadley town departments team up to deliver food to seniors during pandemic

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Stop and Shop giving away free seed pods to teach kids how to grow plants during pandemic

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Red Cross to take over temporary housing for displaced Holyoke families

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Delivery brightens East Longmeadow neighborhood during coronavirus pandemic

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Holyoke schools collecting donations for families after storm rips roofs off apartment buildings

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Holyoke Soldiers’ home recieves 4,000 masks 

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Free program for aspiring entrepreneurs

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RVs loaned to health care workers who need to keep distance from families

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Easthampton officials provide over 4,000 face coverings to residents

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HCC students win entrepreneurship awards

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Tree service in Northampton to give away 500 trees for residents to plant during pandemic

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Bar-Way Farm in Deerfield donates milk to feed families in need

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Southwick business working to spread kindness

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Big “Thank You” sign showing appreciation to local healthcare workers

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Chicopee spa launches ‘The Hero Project’ for front-line workers

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AmeriCorps distributes free face masks to Springfield residents

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Agawam restaurant donates lunch to Soldiers’ Home employees

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Baystate ER staff donated meals from Longmeadow restaurant to Hampden County Jail staff

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Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts raises $400K to help those impacted by pandemic

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$183K in grants given to nonprofits supporting local families during pandemic

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Three County Fair in Northampton hosts food drive for communities in need

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Berkshire Brewing Company to donate over 1,000 cases of beer to local first responders

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United Way of Pioneer Valley announces nearly $500,000 in funds for Hampden County

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Amid coronavirus pandemic, JetBlue to give 100,000 healthcare workers a roundtrip flight for two — to use later

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MLB charity auction serves as inspiring reminder of the difference people can make from home

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BusinessWest, HCN Will Honor The Heroes Of COVID-19

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Brighton Marine donates 350 iPads so veterans at Holyoke, Chelsea soldiers’ homes can connect with families

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Excel Dryer creates device proven to remove high percentage of viruses

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Country Bank Donates $75,000 As Part Of ‘Neighbors In Need’ Program

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Big Y puts price freeze on thousands of items in stores across New England

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$125K from Antonacci Family Foundation launches Millions of Meals drive at Food Bank of Western Mass.

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Nathan Bill’s provides free lunch to 100+ food service workers in Springfield

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Local organization donates millions of face masks nationwide

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Holyoke Community College Donates Surplus Food To Area Nonprofits

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Springfield groups work together to get food to those in need

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Elms College Offers Housing To Chicopee First Responders Amid Pandemic

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Community Sponsors Meals Of Gratitude For Staff At JGS Lifecare

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Response Fund Grants Half Million in New Round; Domestic Abuse Recovery Providers, Food Resources Targeted

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Holyoke Community College launches virtual art exhibition

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Marcus printing creates faceshields for frontline healthcare workers

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Nathan Bill's donates meals to MHA

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Excel Dryer donates specialized hand dryers, food to Big E Covid-19 testing site

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Springfield businesses provide essentials for Mason Square residents during coronavirus

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Freedom Credit Union Makes $55,000 Community Donation For Coronavirus Crisis

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Local organizations raise money, donate food to feed healthcare staff at JGS Lifecare

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Chicopee police, firefighters show appreciation to health care workers in Springfield, Holyoke

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Six Flags surprises 100 essential workers with capes for National Superhero Day

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Springfield businesses get $500,000 in coronavirus relief in new round of ‘Prime the Pump’ grants

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Front line workers at Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke get free pizza from Dino’s

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MassLive celebrates 2020 Massachusetts valedictorians by publishing their speeches

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Cleaning company in Westfield gives 500 bottles of disinfectant to the community

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College student from WMass staying on-campus, making face shields for first responders

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Dunkin’ to offer free coffee and donut to local healthcare workers on National Nurses Day

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Springfield math teachers distribute 55 geometry-based ‘Boredom Bags’ to inspire Commerce High students during pandemic

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Delaney House and local wedding vendors deliver meals to grocery store workers in Westfield

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TEAMING UP TO MAKE FACE MASK STRAPS FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

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Local gym hosts virtual workout fundraiser to support Baystate Health frontline staff

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MGM Springfield donated 5,000 pounds of food to Open Pantry

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Local organization to donate RVs to Baystate front line workers

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Customers’ tips at Granny’s Baking Table in Springfield are now helping to supply those at risk with food

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Community helps after Baystate nurse's home was destroyed in a fire

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Brown Bag Program assisting those in need

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Holyoke hosting online talent show for residents during stay-at-home order

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The CREW and The Black Men of Greater Springfield, Inc. at the Wellington at Springfield

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Holyoke High School teachers, staff parade past students’ homes

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BusinessWest, HCN
Will Honor The Heroes
Of COVID-19

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Local prom dress store now offering free photo shoot

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Surprise Squad recognizes local unsung hero

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These Springfield restaurants are getting creative to get through the pandemic and beyond

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East Longmeadow toy factory making face shields instead of board games

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Convenience stores deliver gift bags with energy bars to hospitals, non-profits, food bands across Massachusetts

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Smith & Wesson, Eastman Chemical donate face shields to Springfield police and firefighters

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MassMutual offering free life insurance to those on front lines during pandemic

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Country Bank Makes $50,000 Donation To First Responder Recovery Home

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Bay Path University, Longmeadow Join Forces To Support Emergency Responders

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TommyCar Auto Group Donates $10,000 To Support Local Healthcare Workers

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Former Bay Path University student makes PPE with graduation gowns

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Thunderbirds, Uno, Nadim’s Team Up To Provide Meals To Baystate And Mercy

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#SoundTheHorn campaign to honor transportation workers in western Massachusetts

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Nathan Bill’s Bar & Restaurant is delivering meals  around the clock

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Davis Foundation Donates $500,000 To Region’s COVID-19 Response Fund

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Log Cabin creates meal donation program for essential employees

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First responders, healthcare workers receive free car washes at Balise Automotive

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Dakin Humane Society providing shelter for pets with COVID-19 positive owners

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Pioneer Valley Worker’s Center distributing food to immigrant workers

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Dunkin’ provides hunger relief grants for local organizations in western Massachusetts

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Springfield Boys and Girls Club providing free breakfast to first responders

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MGM Springfield donates cots and outdoor heaters to Mercy Medical Center, City of Springfield

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Springfield Symphony Orchestra launches Musicians’ Relief Fund

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Universal Plastics of Holyoke pivots to make face shields, intubation boxes for pandemic needs

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CRRC rail company donates 10,000 protective masks to Springfield police and firefighters

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Holyoke based company designing ‘corona shields’ to meet high demand of PPE

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MassMutual donates 100 protective masks for Springfield police, firefighters after mayor’s appeal

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Peter Pan Bus Lines partnering with local restaurants to provide lunch to healthcare workers, first responders

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Dakin Humane Society receives pet food donation to help families struggling financially

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Hampshire College to provide housing for homeless individuals during COVID-19 crisis

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Agawam coming together to support local busineses, healthcare workers

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Ocean State Job Lot offering customers free fabric for face masks

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Holyoke Boys and Girls Club offers grab-and-go dinners

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UMass Amherst to provide western Mass health care workers with PPE

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“The Seven Brothers” donate toiletries to Springfield senior home

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Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi opening First Responder Recovery Home

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How restaurants in Springfield are supporting health care workers amid coronavirus outbreak

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Local organization offering free farmers market produce for veterans

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Valley Park of America Goes the Extra Mile

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UNITED WAY OF PIONEER VALLEY DONATES TO THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASS

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Nadim's Mediterranean Grill Collects Donations to feed Hospital Workers - Maple Valley Ice Cream takes part

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Longmeadow high school student using engineering skills to create medical supplies for local hospitals

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Driven By Community – Support Locally-Owned Businesses – Gift Card Matching Program – Mercedes- Benz Springfield

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Quilter's Corner Sews Homemade Face Masks for Local Hospitals and Organizations

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Hampden County inmates making masks, gowns for health care workers

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Sheraton Springfield, Uno Pizzeria, El Morro restaurant provide meals to first responders

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Westfield Schools donate protective gear for emergency responders

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DAKIN HUMANE SOCIETY DONATES DISPOSABLE GOWNS; OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TO BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER

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MGM Joins Thunderbirds, Hotels, Restaurants To Feed Healthcare Providers, First Responders

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Hot Table Offers Free lunch to frontline healthcare workers

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ESTABLISHES COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND WITH $1 MILLION LEAD GIFT FROM MASSMUTUAL

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MHA offering virtual therapy for people in self-isolation

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Big Y donates $125K to food banks; grocery donations continue 6 days a week

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Chez Josef hosting turkey dinner drive to help families affected by COVID-19

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MAYOR SARNO ANNOUNCES INITIAL ‘PRIME THE PUMP’ GRANT TO ASSIST OUR RESTAURANTS

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A PERFECT PAIRING AT DAKIN DAYS BEFORE
TEMPORARY CLOSURE

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AFTER CORONAVIRUS CLOSES CASINOS, MGM SPRINGFIELD DONATES 12,000 POUNDS OF FOOD TO AREA FOOD PANTRIES

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Stop & Shop to have daily 90-min shopping window only for people ages 60 and up

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Big Y added ‘senior hours’ for older shoppers and those with compromised immune systems

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