A $30 million settlement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following the June 1, 2011 tornado in Springfield, Massachusetts is paying for three construction projects.
A former National Guard armory building is being converted for use by the police department. A brand new senior center is being built. And, a brand new neighborhood center is being constructed to replace one destroyed by the storm six years ago.
Each of the buildings, when finished, will benefit people throughout the city.