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Allied Flooring and Paint to Donate $5,000 to MHA

SPRINGFIELD — Allied Flooring and Paint is making a $5,000 donation to support the work of MHA, which provides residential and support services to people impacted by mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and homelessness. Allied’s President Mario Tedeschi will present a check on Friday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m. at Allied’s new design center at 55 North Main St. in East Longmeadow.

“Allied has supplied and installed carpet, floors, and paint for MHA residences throughout the area for many years,” said Tedeschi. “These are family homes for the individuals MHA serves, and I’m proud to help ensure they are comfortable, clean, and bright.”

A long-time resident of Agawam, Tedeschi is fully invested in his community. “The community has been good to me, so of course I want to give back,” he explained. “I serve on town committees and coached youth sports, and I’ve been a leading sponsor of MHA’s annual golf tournament for 13 years. It feels great to contribute to the health and well-being of the people who also call the area home.”

Kimberley Lee, vice president, Resource Development & Branding for MHA, noted that, “when you think of flooring or paint, it’s really so much more than building materials. You can be finishing a floor that supports employees and customers, or the space where a bride poses on her wedding day, or the walls and carpets that surround your family at home year-round. Mario Tedeschi understands how important that is, and he also understands the importance of our work at MHA. Over the years, his generous contributions of financial and human resources have been crucial. We’re thrilled about his $5,000 donation, which will support our good work where it will make the most impact — MHA’s brand-new outpatient clinic for emotional wellness. We’re calling this new community resource BestLife and plan to open in March at 153 Magazine Street in Springfield.”

Added Tedeschi, “I’ve had opportunity to see first-hand the compassion and caring that MHA has for the clients they serve. I’m proud of my long-time affiliation with MHA and consider myself a champion of their work and a cheerleader as well.”

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