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Salvation Army Emergency Services
Respond to Bridgeport Train Crash
BRIDGEPORT- A crash in Bridgeport between two Metro-North Commuter trains occurred around 6:10 PM Friday, during evening rush hour. More than 70 people were injured as the trains tore up over 2,000 feet of track. The Bridgeport Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services team arrived at the crash site and began immediately serving first responders, Metro-North crews, and federal investigators through 1:00 AM. How they served on Saturday...
(Women's Auxiliary President Sandra
Bobowski, NBC Connecticut Anchor Brad Drazen, Salvation Army Captain Christine
Glasco, and Secretary Jeanne Mucci, taking time out from the luncheon for a
Women’s Auxiliary Spring Luncheon a Big Hit!
WEST HARTFORD – The Greater Hartford Women’s Auxiliary showed up
in full force, ready for another "bidding war" at the Pond House Café on
May 10. The Annual Spring Luncheon and Auction is, as always, a first-class
event. President Sandra Bobowski welcomed the ladies (and gentlemen, as there
were several in the audience also) to the luncheon. She thanked everyone for
coming and then got down to the business at hand, to raise money for Salvation
Army programs throughout Greater Hartford.
Sandra turned the microphone over to Brad Drazen, morning anchor from NBC
Connecticut, and once again the guest auctioneer. Brad has become a true friend
to the Army and especially to the Women’s Auxiliary. It was obvious that
Brad had had a good night’s sleep, because he was pumped (even though his
workday begins around 3:00 AM). This is the 6th year that Brad has served as
the guest auctioneer and he certainly knows what he’s doing. The women
were eager to bid on items as fast as Brad could introduce them. The event continued and grant recipients...
(DENISE RAVELO, whose
family benefited from Salvation Army programs and who is now entering a
training program to become a Salvation Army officer, speaks of her experiences
City flag-raising Honors
National Salvation Army Week
(Article from City of Pawtucket.)
PAWTUCKET - With a proclamation from the city by Mayor Donald R. Grebien and
a special citation praising its work from Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, a
flag-raising ceremony was held Monday, May 13 at City Hall to honor the
Pawtucket Corps of the Salvation Army, declaring May 13-19 as National
Salvation Army Week in Pawtucket.
Other dignitaries attending included City Councilor Mark Wildenhain and
local architect Dana Newbrook, who designed the recent major renovations at the
Pawtucket Corps headquarters on High Street. For more details on this honor...
Bristol Mayor Helps Celebrate
National Salvation Army Week
BRISTOL – Mayor Arthur J. Ward, standing in front of City Hall,
reading a proclamation to celebrate National Salvation Army Week, which is May
13 to May 19. Members from The Salvation Army in Bristol, Connecticut gathered
with Mayor Ward to listen to a proclamation and raise The Salvation Army
“Blood and Fire” flag to fly above City Hall during this
week’s celebration. For more information on National Salvation Army Week...
(Major Scott Harvey introducing
himself to those in attendance.)
Northwest Hills Salvation Army
Helps Feed the Homeless!
TORRINGTON - Each year, The Salvation Army participates in the Annual
Project Homeless Connect Day in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut. This event,
sponsored by the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Mental Health Services Homeless
Outreach Team, Northwest CT Continuum of Care, and City of Torrington, was held
on Friday, May 3, at Coe Park and the Torrington Armory. Next door to the
Armory, Doyle’s Medical Supply graciously offered up its parking lot to
serve meals on that day, in addition to assisting with tables, chairs, trash
receptacles, volunteers, and more. How The Salvation Army helped...
(Jen Rizzotti answering questions from the audience about her career.)
Great Time Had by All at New Britain Dinner
NEW BRITAIN – The Fifth Annual Salvation Army New Britain Recognition Dinner is history! The Hawthorne Inn on the Berlin Turnpike was packed with faithful Salvation Army Officers, supporters, staff, and friends on Tuesday evening, April 23. The event began with Advisory Board member Diane Briggs welcoming the attendees and introducing the Master of Ceremonies, NBC Connecticut’s Sports Anchor Kevin Nathan.
After the delicious meal, Kevin Introduced featured speaker Jen Rizzotti, University of Hartford Women’s Basketball Coach. Rizzotti is a former All-American point guard and Captain, from the undefeated UCONN 1995 National Champions. She spoke about basketball, life, her career, the University of Hartford, the University of Connecticut, marriage, motherhood, and Geno. The audience paid close attention as she described life in the spotlight and how blessed she has been to be a part of everything she has accomplished. The program continued and who was recognized...