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Camp CONNRI's First Military Kids Camp Underway!

13 August 2014

ASHFORD - Singing and waving the American flag culminated the first day of our Military Kids Camp at The Salvation ArmṒs beautiful Camp CONNRI on Monday, August 11. Captain Janet Gonzalez, Veterans' Affairs Secretary, Captains Jon and Sienna Jackson, Camp Directors, and the rest of Camp CONNRI staff gave an enthusiastic welcome to the boys and girls in attendance. The children were all eagerly gathered around the campfire, having already made new friendships and warm camp memories since their arrival.


New Emergency Disaster Services Director Hired for The Salvation Army in Southern New England

12 August 2014

CONNECTICUT & RHODE ISLAND - The Salvation ArmṒs Southern New England Division has hired a new Emergency Disaster Services Director - Richard A. Wildman. Wildman comes to the Army with over 35 years of experience in law enforcement and emergency management. In his most recent position, he served as the Acting Police Chief and as the Intelligence Liaison Officer for the Middlebury Police Department.


Nancy Wyman Visits CONNRI Lodge

6 August 2014

ASHFORD - Seniors on a CONNRI Lodge Senior Retreat were visited by a surprise guest on August 5 when Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman arrived at this beautiful 272-acre Salvation Army camp location in Ashford, Connecticut. Although Lt. Governor Wyman is a resident of Tolland - the next town over - she had never been to Camp CONNRI and the CONNRI Lodge and Conference Center before.


Another Great South Marshall Street Block Party

30 July 2014

HARTFORD - On July 29, the 11th Annual South Marshall Street Block Party brought together a diverse community in fun and fellowship. Over 600 residents came out to enjoy a beautiful summer afternoon. Volunteers from The Salvation ArmṒs Marshall House, Aetna, South Marshall Street Interfaith Coalition, Catholic Charities, The Hartford Project, and more collaborated to organize and host another fun-filled event. Support from the Greater Hartford Arts Council also helped to make this event a tremendous success.


New Officers Now Serving!

21 July 2014

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.


Partners in the Community

17 July 2014

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.


The Glue That Helped Hold The Corps Together

29 June 2014

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.


Salvation Army Participates in Disaster Drill

25 June 2014

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 statᥒs utilities took place on Saturday, June 21, and Monday, June 23, at the Torrington Middle School in Torrington, Connecticut.


Hot Dogs and Hamburgers - A+

18 June 2014

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. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and strawberry shortcake are all part of the festivities. Tom Morrow, Board Member for 35 years and Chairperson for many too, said, "I forget how long I’ve been coming to this picnic, but it has been quite a few years! We all look forward to getting together and letting our hair down a little, so to speak. We get to talk about family, friends, and things that are happening around town."


Simsbury High Graduate William Rosario

13 June 2014

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 essayࠖ "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 wasᮒt just his family and friends, but everywhere in Bridgeport."