Below you will find a variety of news items for the Northampton Survival Center.

In Memoriam – Ruth Pardoe

HUNTINGTON – Ruth Wood Pardoe died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Joy Hill, her home in Huntington, with her family by her side.

Ruth Wood was born July 31, 1924, in West Springfield, the eldest of five sisters, to Berton Wood and Helen Bessie Moore Wood. She graduated from West Springfield High School in 1942 and went on to attend Smith College, graduating with a bachelors degree in American Studies in 1946. She later earned an masters degree in History from Ohio State University, and certification as a school librarian from C.W. Post College of Long Island.

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In Memoriam – William Mackey

NORTHAMPTON – William R. Mackey, 69, of Northampton, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at home, with his loving family by his side. He was born May 31, 1947, in Holyoke to the late Arthur and Shirley (Morton) Mackey. He was a graduate of Northampton High School and served in the United States Army. When he returned home, he became an arborist at Cotton Tree Service and Asplundh. He later went to work at the Coca Cola Company for over 25 years as a filler operator.

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Feed the Soul Fundraiser

An art benefit for the Northampton Survival Center, featuring paintings by Pam Carter.
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm.

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Post Office Food Drive! Saturday, May 13th

The Post Office Food Drive (POFD) is an annual event held on the second Saturday in May that the National Association of Letter Carriers organizes across the country. The Northampton Survival Center is the grateful recipient of the food collected in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds. If you are interested in volunteering, it is a fun event for families or groups of friends. In 2016, the NSC received just over 26,000 pounds of food.

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Florence Bank Customer Choice Awards

We are so grateful to Florence Bank for donating $100,000 to local non-profit organizations in their Annual Customers' Choice Community Grants Program. We are also very thankful to everyone who voted for us, resulting in a check for $3,689.00 that will help purchase more fresh and local produce for our clients. Pictured are Amy Marsters from the Center and Monica Curhan from Florence Bank.

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