How to help those affected by the June 1 Massachusetts tornades

Posted June 3, 2011

Tornadoes are not a common occurence in Massachusetts, which is one reason why the storms that happened on June 1 were such a shock. The devastation in Western and Central Mass is overwhelming. The trauma of the loss has touched many people.

We are thinking of and sending support to those affected by these storms on Wednesday.

If you'd like to help the victims of these deadly tornadoes, you can donate to the American Red Cross of Massachusetts:

  • Online at
  • By phone at 1-800-RED-CROSS
  • By text. Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to donate $10. The charge will appear on your cell phone bill.

Whether or not you or someone you knew were affected by the storms, it's common to feel a variety of feelings, like shock, denial, anxious, nervous, detached or physically ill. It's important to get support in times like these. Talk to family, friends or a counselor. Look to the Red Cross and local organizations to help you. You're not alone!

With great respect and compassion,
Katie C., Kat D. and the rest of us at Fallon Community Health Plan

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The information written about in this blog is not intended to be medical advice. Please seek care from a medical professional when you have a health concern.