On June 1, 2011, a tornado of magnitude F3 ripped through the southern half of Brimfield, leaving in its wake a level of destruction rarely witnessed in this part of the country.
Who we are: Project HABITAT was created to help promote and encourage donations to the Harding Fund of the Town of Brimfield. The Harding Fund is a fully tax-deductible, charitable fund established in 1909 to provide monetary relief for Brimfield residents in need of aid. Residents who were victims of the June 1 tornadoes can apply for aid by submitting a written request to the Trustees of the Fund. Requests can be dropped off at the Town Selectman’s Office. The links on this page will take you to the town website for further information on the Fund and how to apply for aid. Our goal is to raise money for the Fund, 100% of which is given directly to residents in need. Donations can be made electronically via credit card (Master Card or Discover), or by mailing a check made out to “Town of Brimfield,” with “Harding Fund” specified on the memo line. If you would like to donate to the Fund, please click on the donate button to get access to Brimfield’s secure online donation page.
We had a very successful campaign setup during both the July and September markets. Over the course of the two weeks we were able to collect a staggering $18,587 in cash thanks to all of your support and kind words about our town; all of the collected donations will be given directly to the affected residents of Brimfield. Thanks to a small but effective group of volunteers, comprised of both residents and non-residents, we were able to operate a series of booths across the flea market fields that displayed photos and stories of tornado victims and the volunteers who have helped homeowners and the Town with the massive clean-up efforts.
If you would like to mail in a check to the Harding Fund please make it Payable to
"The Town of Brimfield - Harding Fund Tornado Relief" and mail it to
The Harding Fund
23 Main St
Brimfield MA 01010
Some Notes on the damage:
Special thanks to:
-Honest Town Postal and Print of Southbridge
-The Center of Hope
-The Central Mass Chamber of Commerce
-The Harding Fund of Brimfield
-The Countless volunteers from all over that have been clearing debris and rebuilding people's lives for months.