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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...
(Warren Levy and Annual Breakfast
Chairman Ken Saloom greeting guests as they arrived at Anthony’s Lake
What's for Breakfast?
Bacon, Eggs, and a Great Time!
DANBURY – If the Danbury Salvation Army Annual Breakfast isn’t
already on your calendar for next year… you could really miss out on a
fantastic, fun-filled, and first-class event! This year’s feast was held
on April 26 at Anthony’s Lake Club on a gorgeous, spring morning. The
weather was perfect. The venue was beautifully decorated. The food was
wonderful (there was certainly more than just bacon and eggs). The
guests and the event were also truly… first class! Details on this terrific event...
(David Bobowski, Coldwell Banker Sales Associate; Mary Ellen
Vicino, Coldwell Banker Regional Senior Vice President; and Major Dave
Champlin, Salvation Army Southern New England Divisional Commander, accepting a
$10,000 check from Coldwell Banker employees for Superstorm Sandy
Coldwell Banker Helps Superstorm Sandy Victims!
WEST HARTFORD – When Dave Bobowski called Salvation Army Divisional
Headquarters and asked if Major Dave Champlin was available to receive a check
from Coldwell Banker for $10,000 to help victims of Superstorm Sandy…
we all know what the answer was! Coldwell Banker Regional Senior Vice
President Mary Ellen Vicino presented the check to Major Dave the very next
day. The money came from Coldwell Banker employees and it was their way to give
back to their neighbors.
Ms. Vicino said, "We are pleased to present this check from the CB Cares
Foundation, which is funded by donations from our Sales and Administrative
staff. The Salvation Army was selected as recipient because of their fine
reputation and that 100% of the funds will go toward helping people rebuild
their lives." Additional comments on gift and Superstorm Sandy relief...
(Major Doug Bartlebaugh, Ken
Jones, Lieutenant Kevin Johnson, Sarina Vasta, Aram Garabedian, Dana Leonado,
and Lieutenant Helen Johnson at the Newport Awards Dinner.)
The Salvation Army Awards Dinner a Huge Success!
NEWPORT - On Wednesday, April 10, volunteers, contributors, and friends of
The Salvation Army in Newport came together to celebrate, honor, and reflect on
the many great achievements of The Salvation Army and its community partners
from 2012. The purpose of the dinner was also to raise funds for the
Army's Kids and Teen Club. Who and what was recognized...
(Case Worker, Patricia Hidalgo,
delivering supplies to one of the Corps’ neighbors.)
"Praise the Lord and Pass the Toilet Paper!"
Bridgeport has new toilet paper ministry
BRIDGEPORT - "I can’t believe how excited people are to receive toilet
paper." Such was the observation of Patricia Hidalgo, Case Worker for The
Salvation Army’s Bridgeport Corps, located at 30 Elm Street in the heart
of the City. After months of distributing toilet paper and other supplies to
families affected by Superstorm Sandy, Patricia’s observation became the
answer to Bridgeport Corps Officer Major Lydia Pearson’s prayers! What they did...