By Diane Lederman, The Republican
on December 03, 2012
AMHERST — Nearly 200 people stopped in at the new Amherst Survival Center on Monday, its first day in its new space.
“It was a lot of people, it felt busy but not crowded,” said Tracey A. Levy, program director. “Nobody complained about bumping into each other.”
The new space at 138 Sunderland Road is nearly double of what the center had in the basement of the old North Amherst School, which had averaged 130 to 150 people per day.
Just days before it opened, the center reached its $2.5 million fundraising goal.
Executive Director Cheryl Zoll said the center was $10,000 shy of its goal last week when fund-raisers got on the phone and were able to raise the last bit from people who already contributed.