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Soups On... at Soup, Soap & Hope

Meriden Salvation Army Event a "Tasty" Success!

MERIDEN - The Fourth Annual Meriden Salvation Army Soup, Soap & Hope fundraiser was held at the Four Points by Sheraton Meriden on Thursday evening, April 10, to spread the word about the work of the Army in the City.

Meriden Corps Officer, Captain Brenda Gonzalez, started the program with a welcome to everyone and turned the podium over to Advisory Board Chairman Michael Murdy. Mike introduced the guests and The Salvation Army ensemble, the latter who played "America the Beautiful" and kept the room filled with music throughout the evening. Read about how the rest of this event unfolded...


Montville Fire

Montville Brush Fire Extinguished

The Salvation Army Serves Responders

MONTVILLE - The Salvation Army's New London Emergency Disaster Services Canteen 1 served yet again, this time at a large brush fire off Kittemaug Road in Montville on the afternoon of Monday, April 7. Crews from Montville; CT DEEP; surrounding towns; and CL&P all assisted in fighting the fire, which was located on top of a hill overlooking the Thames River. This task was made difficult by strong winds, dry vegetation, its location, and the high-voltage electrical transmission lines overhead. Details on how The Salvation Army responded...


Torrington Fire

Five-Alarm Fire at Torringhton Warehouse

Thick Smoke Causes Major Problems

TORRINGTON - Over 150 firefighters from several surrounding towns spent over 13 hours bringing a stubborn warehouse fire under control. The blaze broke out just before 8:00 AM and was not contained until about 9:15 in the evening. Torrington Fire Chief Gary Brunnoli said that although the fire had been contained, he expected to be at the scene all night. The building located on Taylor Street had been owned by O&G Industries and was leased to Toce Brothers to store tires. Read about how The Salvation Army also responded...


Found

WFSB Helps Track Down Owner of
Memory Cards Left at Salvation Army

VERNON, CT (WFSB) - Eyewitness News was able to help reunite a woman with some of her most cherished memories.

Rachael Sutherland contacted Eyewitness News after finding two, 1 GB memory cards at the Salvation Army in Vernon. WFSB reports on how it happened...


Recognition(Captains Borrero recognizing their Office Manager, Bessie Childs.)

New London Acknowledges Area Generosity

Paints the City Green!

NEW LONDON - The Salvation Army relies on the help of others to help those in need. On March 26, Captains Jose and Melissa Borrero acknowledged such support by holding The Salvation Army of New London's First Annual Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony! In keeping with the Spirit of "the holidays," the Corps served a traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner, along with all of the trimmings. This included a special dessert of strawberry shortcake with whipped cream!

After dinner was served, Captain Jose gave an eloquent speech about how everyone came together to help give Christmas to so many people who would have otherwise had a much more difficult time getting through the holidays. Who was recognized and a holiday thank you...


Lynn

Recognizing Board Member Lynn Ridgway

For Over 11 Years of Dedicated Service

TORRINGTON - The Salvation Army in Northwest Hills hosted a special dinner in honor of Mr. Lynn Ridgway, a vital member of their Advisory Board for over 11 years. This recognition was held on February 20 at the da Capo Restaurant in Litchfield. It was attended by all of the current advisory board members, including the George Craig (Chairman), Daphne Bobinski, and Janet Recidivi (along with her spouse, Egidio Recidivi). More about this event and Lynn's years of service...

 


Auto Show(Kathy Delaney, Auto Show Committee Member [CM] and Hair Unique Salon Owner; John Kaechel, CM; Dave Wigfield, Auto Show Chair and Stadium Motors Owner; Captain Jerry Uttley, Salvation Army; and Larry Eiden, CM.)

Norwich Chamber Gives Back to Community

Auto Show Funds Go To Deserving Local Non-Profits

NORWICH - Organizers of the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce's Auto Show held a presentation ceremony on March 13 at Chamber Headquarters on Main Street to present almost $2,500 to six deserving local charities. Ellis and Grasso Technical High Schools, The Salvation Army, Norwich Arts Center, St. Vincent de Paul Place, and Center for Hospice Care Southeast Connecticut were among the recipients of his year's awards. Norwich Corps Officer Captain Jerry Uttley attended the ceremony and accepted the check on behalf of The Salvation Army.

Captain Jerry commented, "The Chamber and its members are so good to us. They are dedicated supporters of the needs of the local community and are always looking for ways to give back. Captain Uttley's comments continued...


Teddy Bear

40th Birthday Helps UWGW Agencies

GREATER WATERBURY - Jill Fromowitz and Mark Fromowitz of Middlebury, both Webster Bank employees, celebrated Jill’s 40th birthday along with their children by holding a party at Build a Bear in Danbury, with the goal of building as many bears as possible to donate to United Way of Greater Waterbury Partner agencies Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury, The Salvation Army - Waterbury, CT and Family Services of Greater Waterbury. More pictures and how many bears they made...


Parade(Norwich Corps Officer Captain Jerry Uttley [AKA: "The Mayor of Dublin"] waves to the crowd along the parade route.)

Norwich Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Paints the City Green!

NORWICH - An estimated crowd of 2,000 "Irishmen" lined the streets of Downtown Norwich on Sunday, March 9 for the City's First Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade. God and the weatherman fully cooperated and provided a beautiful early Spring Day on which to celebrate this special occasion. There were marchers, politicians, floats, trucks, bands, dignitaries, and plenty of spectators dressed in green, all cheering and applauding along the route.

Salvation Army Norwich Corps Officer, Captain Jerry Uttley road "shotgun in one of The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services vehicles, or mobile kitchens as they are often called. Captain Uttley reflects and an Irish Blessing...


Savings Bank of Danbury(L-R Jim Gordon, Director of Public Relations and Marketing for The Salvation Army; Judy Haskins-Conde – Vice President, Controller Savings Bank of Danbury; Danbury Corps Officer Captain Todd Hughes and Kathy Romagnano – President and CEO, Savings Bank of Danbury. Judy Haskins-Conde is also a member of The Salvation Army Danbury Advisory Board.)

Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation
Awards $146,610 to 53 Agencies

Salvation Army Danbury and Waterbury Recognized

DANBURY - The Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation presented a check at their January reception in the amount of $6,500 for The Salvation Army’s Danbury Corps Community Emergency Assistance Program and also awarded $2,000 to support The Salvation Army Waterbury Family Emergency Shelter. The checks were presented by President and CEO Kathy Romagnano, who was thrilled to have a record amount of money to present to the nonprofits invited to the ceremony.

Salvation Army Danbury Corps Officer, Captain Todd Hughes, said, "We are so grateful to the Savings Bank of Danbury for their support. Throughout the year, the Bank is always there to help. Baskets of food at Thanksgiving, toys at Christmas and generous donations like this help keep us going throughout the year. More about the Savings Bank of Danbury...


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Soups On... at Soup, Soap & Hope

MERIDEN - The Fourth Annual Meriden Salvation Army Soup, Soap & Hope fundraiser was held at the Four Points by Sheraton Meriden on Thursday evening, April 10, to spread the word about the work of the Army in the City.

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Montville Brush Fire Extinguished

MONTVILLE - The Salvation Army's New London Emergency Disaster Services Canteen 1 served yet again, this time at a large brush fire off Kittemaug Road in Montville on the afternoon of Monday, April 7. Crews from Montville; CT DEEP; surrounding towns; and CL&P all assisted in fighting the fire, which was located on top of a hill overlooking the Thames River. This task was made difficult by strong winds, dry vegetation, its location, and the high-voltage electrical transmission lines overhead.

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Five-Alarm Fire at Torrington Warehouse

TORRINGTON - Over 150 firefighters from several surrounding towns spent over 13 hours bringing a stubborn warehouse fire under control. The blaze broke out just before 8:00 AM and was not contained until about 9:15 in the evening. Torrington Fire Chief Gary Brunnoli said that although the fire had been contained, he expected to be at the scene all night. The building located on Taylor Street had been owned by O&G Industries and was leased to Toce Brothers to store tires. Residents from surrounding homes were forced to be evacuated due to the heavy smoke and were not allowed back into their homes until after 8:00PM. Firefighters from Thomaston, Litchfield, Watertown, New Hartford, Winsted, Danbury, and Waterbury responded to the fire.

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