Hope on Wheels Provides Housing Pods to Homeless 

While many people walk past a homeless person on the street or ignore those holding signs with pleas for help, Florence residence Melinda Shaw feels compelled to help. 

Recognizing how serious homelessness is in the Northampton area, Shaw started a nonprofit group called Hope on Wheels. Its mission is to provide the local unhoused population with a modular live-in unit, giving them privacy, security, and safety from the elements.  

And more western Mass stories tonight… 

Under the stress of COVID, Gateway City Arts in Holyoke originally announced they would close their doors this year. But the facility has been given a second chance thanks to a partnership with DSP Shows. 

Then, Brian Sullivan heads to the Berkshires for an update on Windsor State Forest’s plan to reopen to the public this year. 

Finally, Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts (MIFA) Victory Player’s Tian Hui Ng previews the latest installment of their series composed by Puerto Rican composers, El Puerto Rico IV.