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(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...
Times Merry Christmas Fund
Delivers a $9,201 Greeting!
PAWTUCKET — Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, organizations, families and individuals (including many Times readers), The Times was able to donate $9,201 to the Salvation Army of Pawtucket from the annual Merry Christmas Fund. The Pawtucket Times details how donations were raised...
When in Need,
You Can Always Count on The Salvation Army
NEW LONDON - One of Salvation Army New London’s most-visible community outreach ministries is its Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program, including mobile unit “Canteen 1.” It can often be found at large incidents related to fires, accidents, transportation, hazardous materials, police, floods, and other natural disasters such as hurricanes. Read the rest of this detailed story on New London Patch...
'Warm Thy Neighbor' Seeks Donations
To Provide Heating Assistance
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Low temperatures and the high unemployment rate are causing an "urgency of need" in the Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund, known as "Warm Thy Neighbor."
The Salvation Army, which distributes the fund, is asking for donations from people and corporations. The goal for this heating season is to raise $550,000 and help 1,750 families in need, a news release from the fund said. Providence Journal interviews Major Kountz and details how you can help...
Nearly $1 Million Awarded
to Help Alleviate Homelessness in Greater Hartford
HARTFORD - Nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG) to support the work of four agencies aiding hundreds of homeless individuals and families in Greater Hartford.
Grants were awarded to the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness ($260,000), The Salvation Army of Greater Hartford ($321,000), My Sisters’ Place ($220,000) and Immaculate Conception Shelter and Housing Corporation ($174,000). HFPG provides additional details...
Hundreds of Coats Given Away in Meriden
MERIDEN - As temperatures fell below zero last week, Tami Cupe thought of the poor.
"I’m praying, 'Lord, don't let anybody suffer in the cold,'" Cupe said.
A couple of days later, the Salvation Army volunteer heard about a coat giveaway, and she signed on to help. Record-Journal reports on how our Meriden location is distributing Best Cleaners Coats for CT deliveries...
(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...
CES Collects 12,000 Food Donations
to Win Architects and Engineers Can Challenge
MIDDLETOWN – Consulting Engineering Services (CES) recently won the annual Salvation Army Architects and Engineers Can Challenge and keeps their title as “King of the Cans” with a donation of over 12,000 food items.
CES is able to keep their title for the largest monetary and food donation of the industry mainly due to the internal competition held each year. Employees are divided into 12 teams and compete to collect the most cash and canned goods. High Profile reports on how CES beat last year's record by more than 2,000 cans...
(Joel Johnson presenting a“large
check” to Major Brian Glasco and Jim Gordon.)
Johnson Brunetti Christmas Brunch Helps
The Salvation Army and
Hartford Families in Need!
WEST HARTFORD - The Johnson Brunetti Holiday Brunch for its
clients was held at the Pond House Café on the West Hartford-Hartford
line on Monday, December 16. As guests arrived, they came bearing gifts.
Consisting of a large number of toys and games, these gifts were left in the
front lobby for The Salvation Army to then distribute to needy families in the
Greater Hartford area. Joel Johnson also presented a large check to Major Brian
Glasco and explained why he had chosen to help The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army responds and more about Johnson Brunetti...
(Major Glasco and other staff and
volunteers filling trays with meals.)
A Hot Christmas Meal and Warm Wish For All
775 meals delivered to shut-ins Christmas morning!
HARTFORD – The Salvation Army of Greater Hartford
prepared and delivered 775 meals on Christmas, with the help of staff and
nearly 200 volunteers. This Holiday Meals Program is now a well-established
Hartford tradition, started in 1970 so that shut-ins would have a hot meal on
the two days each year that the Meals on Wheels program does not operate,
Thanksgiving and Christmas. Faces new and old were more than just meal deliverers...