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New Britain Corps

78 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06050

Corps Officers: Majors Wilder Garcia and Dora Garcia

Majors Wilder Garcia and Dora Garcia

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Prayer Time - 8:45 a.m.
Sunday School - 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship - 10:00 a.m.

Bible Study/Prayer Meeting - 5:00 p.m.
Men’s Fellowship (1st & 2nd Mondays) - 6:00 p.m.

Social Services - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Youth/Music Programs - 6:00 p.m.

Social Services - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Home League - 6:00 p.m.

The Salvation Army’s New Britain Corps offers emergency food, shelter, clothing, and holiday assistance to those in need:

Food Pantry – Available to individuals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m..

Soup Kitchen – Operates weekly from November to March.

Clothing – Provisions may be made to provide clothing via The Salvation Army’s Thrift Stores and other affordable clothing stores.

Men’s Shelter – Temporary lodging is provided to homeless men in the area. Call for hours of intake and operation - (860) 225-8491.

Holiday Assistance – Turkey "give-outs" for Thanksgiving. Christmas food baskets, and toy distribution during the Christmas holidays.

Recent News

Pastor Will(Keynote Speaker Pastor Will captivating the audience.)

New Britain Dinner Entertains

Recognizing those who make a difference!

NEW BRITAIN - The Sixth Annual Salvation Army New Britain Recognition Dinner was a great success! Once again hosted at The Hawthorne Inn on the Berlin Turnpike, there was a record-attendance of faithful Salvation Army Officers, supporters, staff, and friends on April 29. The event began with Advisory Board Co-Chairperson Diane Briggs welcoming the attendees and introducing the returning Master of Ceremonies, NBC Connecticut’s Sports Anchor Kevin Nathan. How the rest of this terrific event continued...


Berlin High School Interact Club Honored

BERLIN - The Berlin High School Interact Club was recently honored at the 6th Annual New Britain Salvation Army Recognition Dinner. They received the prestigious "Doing Most Good Award" for their countless hours of service at the the Out of the Cold Soup Kitchen and for assisting the Salvation Army in Bell Ringing during the Christmas season. Interact is part of Rotary International, the largest service organization in the world. Caption and story posted on Berlin Patch...

Best of Awards(Salvation Army's Jim Gordon presenting one of the awards!)

United Way Campaign Raises $24,328,262

For Local Communities!

HARTFORD – The United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut announced the results of their yearly campaign at fourth Best of Awards program on Friday evening, February 28, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. This program showcases the community’s accomplishments and highlights the individual workplace campaigns from around the area. Awards details and how The Salvation Army participated...

Hot Stove Luncheon(Scott Blanchette Photography)

Rock Cats Hot Stove Luncheon a Winner

With only a month to go till pitchers and catchers!

NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Rock Cats Foundation held its annual Hot Stove Luncheon on January 16 in Central Connecticut State University’s Student Center Ballroom. The room was packed with baseball executives, players, loyal fans, and friends who all turned out to hear plans for the upcoming season. Besides being New Britain’s favorite Minor League Baseball team, the Rock Cats are one of The Salvation Army’s biggest supporters! A recap of the event...

Coats for CT

12,000 Coats Warm Connecticut This Winter

CONNECTICUT - The fifth annual Coats For Connecticut campaign proved to be an avalanche of generosity and community with over 12,000 gently-used coats being collected, cleaned and delivered to those in need when needed most. From Nov. 8 through Jan. 4, the general public was asked to drop off gently-used winter coats for all ages at any of Best's 11 locations for free cleaning and weekly delivery to Salvation Army centers and shelters in the greater Hartford, Middletown, Meriden, Bristol and New Britain areas. Via The Courant, how meeting such a goal was made possible...


Salvation Army Offers Holiday Help for Many

NEW BRITAIN — As she filled out a form to receive food at the Salvation Army’s food pantry on Christmas Eve, Patricia Herard-Santiago said she was grateful that such an organization was available during the holiday season.

“I am hanging on by a thread,” said Herard-Santiago, a 34-year-old Central Connecticut State University student who lost her job as a sales associate two years ago. New Britain Herald reports how The Salvation Army helps...

Christmas Schooner

'The Christmas Schooner' will Benefit
New Britain Salvation Army
Homelss Shelter and Food Pantry

NEW BRITAIN - The Repertory Theatre of New Britain is about to begin its second weekend of the historically based holiday tale – The Christmas Schooner. The Christmas Schooner is based on the true story of “The Christmas Tree Ship”. Around the turn of the century, brothers Herman and August Schuenemann sailed across Lake Michigan to bring Christmas trees to German-Americans living in Chicago. This was a perilous journey, but the men risked their lives each year to bring the joy of the holidays to so many others. Naugatuck Patch reports on how they plan to help and what you can do...

Winterfest(A slight role reversal as Rocky "rings the bell," while Lt. Manny Echavarria works the "thunder sticks.")

Only 117 More Days* Until Opening Game!

Salvation Army Helps Rock Cats Count Down

NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Rock Cats held their annual Winterfest, on Saturday, December 7, at New Britain Stadium. This celebration featured arts and crafts for the kids (or kids at heart), face painting, photos with Santa and Rocky, free food and drinks, inflatables, and in total... just a lot of fun! Guests were asked to make a donation: new books; games; and/or gloves, coats, hats, and scarves to The Salvation Army for distribution to families in need of help for the holidays. Everyone that donated received a ticket to opening night on April 3, courtesy of the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, and a pass for the University of Hartford Hawks Men's Basketball game on December 22.

Families started arriving early and never stopped coming! Read more about how The Salvation Army participated...


New Britain Luncheon

First Out Of The Cold Luncheon A Success!

NEW BRITAIN - The Kensington-Berlin Rotary Club, along with the Berlin High School Interact Club, recently prepared and served a hearty turkey dinner for the New Britain Salvation Army "Out of the Cold Luncheon." Winter clothing was also distributed. The Salvation Army will be offering free dinners every Sunday from November to March, from 12-1 p.m., at its 78 Franklin Square, New Britain, location. The Tomasso Family is the proud sponsor of these "Out of the Cold Luncheons." For local volunteer opportunities, please contact Major Wilder Garcia at 860-225-8491.

New Britain Boots(Foot care experts from the UConn Health Center offer free foot health screenings and footwear...)

Shoes, Foot Exams for Thanksgiving

NEW BRITAIN - In what's become an annual Thanksgiving tradition, a group of UConn Health Center foot care providers visited two homeless shelters in New Britain to offer foot exams and distribute new footwear. Between the Friendship Service Center and the Salvation Army, the group provided 33 new pairs of boots Tuesday night, and left behind another 98 pairs. The boots were donated by Red Wing Shoes. Socks also were provided, courtesy of Dignity U Wear, a Florida-based organization that provides new clothing for those in need. The rest of this great story on partners coming together...