In the News
New Leaders in Middletown
Teaching Music to Kids
MIDDLETOWN - Middletown's Salvation Army post at 515 Main Street welcomed new commanders in June.
Lt. Jose Hernandez, 42, of Middletown, and his wife, Lt. Raquel Hernandez, accepted their first post at the charitable organization’s Middletown chapter after graduating Salvation Army Officer Training School in Suffern, New York.
After taking over for Shawn and Rene Hovatter, Hernandez, originally from Providence, Rhode Island, said he’s excited about having his own post. Full article on Middletown Press...
(Major David Champlin, Divisional Commander,
with Lieutenant Steven Thomas.)
New Officers Now Serving!
HARTFORD – Each year, many officers who serve our
locations take on new appointments. These decisions result in officers moving
in and out of our various locations, including several within the Southern New
England Division. As some of our communities are now under new leadership, on
July 16, their new officers came to Divisional Headquarters (DHQ) for a warm
welcome by officers and staff. These officers also learned more about how the
various departments and processes in the division function and had any and all
of their questions answered. Read about the new officers and where they are located...
(L-R 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
Partners in the Community (Video Link Inside)
The Savings Bank of Danbury and The Salvation Army
DANBURY - As someone once said, “It takes a village
to raise a child.” In Danbury, the partnership between the Savings Bank
of Danbury and The Salvation Army has never been stronger and as a result of
this strong partnership, many children and families have benefited. The
relationship has grown over the years and the true winners have been people in
need in Danbury and the surrounding community.
Major Todd Hughes, Salvation Army Commanding Officer in Danbury, has watched
the relationship between both parties prosper. As the demand for services have
increased during the recession, the Bank has stepped up their effort to support
organizations like The Salvation Army. Major Hughes reflects, as well as a great video clip...
Salvation Army Participates in Disaster Drill
to Prepare for
Torrington - A two-day, statewide emergency preparedness
drill designed to enhance mass care planning, readiness, and disaster awareness
at all levels of government and the state’s utilities took place on
Saturday, June 21, and Monday, June 23, at the Torrington Middle School in
Torrington, Connecticut. Read about how The Salvation Army participated...
(Captains Borrero recognizing Bessie Childs
at their Appreciation Dinner.)
The Glue That Helped Hold The Corps Together
New London Says Goodbye to Bessie Childs
NEW LONDON - Bessie Childs, Office Manager for New London
Salvation Army, finished her last day on June 27, as her military family now
prepares to move to the West Coast in July. Everyone who knows her is forever
grateful for the mark that she has left on The New London Corps. Her entire
family will also be missed, including her husband Nathaniel, a U.S. Navy Sailor
and cousin of Captain David Childs, and two sons, Nathan and Andrew. Bessie reflects on her time spent in New London...
(Major Philip Ferreira presenting
William "Anthony" Rosario with a Salvation Army scholarship.)
Simsbury High Graduate William Rosario
Earns Salvation Army
Simsbury – Awards Night at Simsbury High School took
place on Wednesday, June 11. There, Salvation Army Major Philip Ferreira
presented a scholarship to William Rosario, "Anthony" as he likes to be called,
in front of a full audience of educators, parents, students, and friends.
Anthony had submitted an application for the award, calling his essay –
"Hope." In his essay, he wrote about growing up in Bridgeport and "being
surrounded by a lot of negativity. There was a culture of failure and poverty,
sinking everyone into a depression that they cannot pull themselves out of. It
wasn’t just his family and friends, but everywhere in Bridgeport." How hope helped and how Anthony plans to use hope in the future...
Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - A+
at Annual Bristol Advisory Board (Indoor)
Everything was perfect... except for the weather!
BRISTOL - Board members were gathered around the room,
discussing who was in charge of the weather and then decided to blame it on the
local weatherman... they just couldn’t decide which TV station. Perfect
weather has been the "norm" for a number of years for the annual Advisory Board
Picnic at Federal Hill Green, and everyone looks forward to it. What was served and attendee comments...
Music & Arts Students Win Awards
at Salvation Army Star Search in Hershey
STAMFORD – The "Sweetest Place on Earth," Hersey,
Pennsylvania – home of Hershey Chocolate, hosted the 30th Annual
Salvation Army Star Search competition. Star Search took place the first
weekend in June, with over 400 children participating in this event, including
five youth from The Stamford Salvation Army Red Shield & Arts Academy.
Candra Quetant, Jasmine Williams, Allana VanHouten, and Wyklend Turenne came
together to compete in the dance team section and John Carlos Mendez competed
in the drama monologue section.
How they did, The Salvation Army's history with music, and Stamford's Red Shield Music & Arts Academy...
Marshall House Shelter Holds Reception to Celebrate
Mucci’s Girl Scout Gold Award Project.
(L–R Joan Piercy – Girl
Scouts of CT Gold Award Mentor; Tom Bissell – Elisa Mucci’s Gold
Award liaison, connecting youth ministry suburban teens to continue visiting
the Marshall House on an ongoing basis; Capt Christine Glasco – Greater
Hartford Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary liaison; Sandra Bobowski
– President of Greater Hartford Women’s Auxiliary, the organization
that funded this Gold Award effort; Elisa Mucci – Gold Award recipient;
and Zach Pluym, Kyle Scanlon, Christian Pluym, and Samantha DiTomasso - the
"artists" from Farmington who helped create the artwork.) Read the story...
Salvation Army to Consolidate Rehab Services
Hartford Homestead Avenue ARC to Serve all of CT
HARTFORD – The Salvation Army announced it will
consolidate its current Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARCs) in New Haven,
Bridgeport, and Hartford into one program, which will be based at its Homestead
Avenue location in Hartford.
The Salvation Army monitors needs, as well as costs, on a regular basis and
has determined it can provide the most benefit to Connecticut residents by
consolidating its three similar programs into one...