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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...


New Officers(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...


Savings Bank of Danbury(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 Advisory Board.)

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...

 


Statewide Drill

Salvation Army Participates in Disaster Drill
to Prepare for Hurricane Season

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...


Bessie Childs(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...


Simsbury Scholarship(Major Philip Ferreira presenting William "Anthony" Rosario with a Salvation Army scholarship.)

Simsbury High Graduate William Rosario
Earns Salvation Army Scholarship

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...


Bristol Picnic

Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - A+
at Annual Bristol Advisory Board (Indoor) Picnic

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...


Stamford Star Search

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...

 


Gold Award Reception

Project Complete!

Marshall House Shelter Holds Reception to Celebrate
Elisa 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...


ARC

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...


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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. As every division can vary in its procedures, such an orientation ensures that these officers start out right, ready to serve in the most efficient manner possible.

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Partners in the Community

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.

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The Glue That Helped Hold The Corps Together

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.

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