SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Revitalize Community Development Corporation (RCDC) has opened a new office and kicked off a Capital Campaign.

This capital campaign is to support the construction of a new warehouse/distribution center at their site, according to a news release from RCDC. It will also help meet the demand for their services and provide the company the capacity to house all of the critical components of their programming in one location.

Revitalize CDC received a $500,000 grant from the MassMutual Foundation to support their campaign. It will help the nonprofit meet the growing demand of their home improvement services including volunteer supplies and some goods for the homes such as purifiers and nutrition supplies.

“Now we’ve got a staff of 18 and still growing, so we certainly needed the space and the ability to grow within a space to be able to serve more people in the greater Springfield area,” said Colleen Shanley-Loveless, President and CEO of Revitalize CDC.

The campaign has raised 50 percent of the $3.3 million fundraising goal and is supported by:

  • Alekman DiTusa, LLC
  • Berkshire Bank
  • Country Bank
  • The Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation
  • GAF Roofing
  • Charles Hall Foundation
  • MassMutual Foundation
  • MMC Specialty Roofing
  • Monson Savings Bank
  • Northeast Solar
  • PeoplesBank
  • Morey Phippen & Brian Adams
  • Revitalize CDC Board of Directors

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank Colleen Shanley-Loveless, Ethel Griffin, and their dedicated team for the amazing work they do in our community. I want to thank Revitalize CDC for their continued belief and investment in our Springfield. Revitalize CDC has touched the lives of so many individuals and families through the various programs that they offer in partnership with my administration and other community partners.”  

Revitalize CDC is a nonprofit that repairs homes of low-income families with children, the elderly, military veterans, and people with special needs. Over 30 plus years, they have helped thousands of people improve their homes, their health and wellbeing with the help of more than 10,000 volunteers.

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