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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...
Firefighters Dedicate Gym to Capt. Joe Pagano
MIDDLETOWN - One of the leading causes of death for firefighters is cardiac arrest and in an attempt to prevent such casualties, city firefighters are committing to improve their physical and heart health.
On Thursday, the department opened Captain Joe’s Gym, named for Middletown Fire Capt. More information via Middletown Press, including video clips and how The Salvation Army was involved...
Fire Department and Salvation Army Join Forces
New Weight Room Ribbon Cutting and Dedication
MIDDLETOWN - The Middletown Fire Department and The
Salvation Army are combining resources to celebrate the opening and dedication
of "Captain Joe’s Gym" on Thursday May 22nd at 2:00PM. The new facility
is located in The Salvation Army location at 515 Main Street, beside the Main
Street Fire House. Read about how this gym came to be...
12,000 Coats Warm Connecticut This Winter
CONNECTICUT - The fifth annual Coats For Connecticut campaign proved to be an avalanche of generosity and community with over 12,000 gently-used coats being collected, cleaned and delivered to those in need when needed most. From Nov. 8 through Jan. 4, the general public was asked to drop off gently-used winter coats for all ages at any of Best's 11 locations for free cleaning and weekly delivery to Salvation Army centers and shelters in the greater Hartford, Middletown, Meriden, Bristol and New Britain areas. Via The Courant, how meeting such a goal was made possible...
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...
Carpino Joins the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign
CROMWELL- State Representative Christie Carpino (R-32) raised $379.48 for the Salvation Army’s “Red Kettle Campaign” on December 5th outside of Wal-Mart in Cromwell.
Wal-Mart promised a dollar-for-dollar matching contribution bringing the total to $758.96 raised for the Salvation Army by Rep. Carpino’s volunteer efforts that hour. Through the Bell Ringing Across America program, Wal-Mart partners with the Salvation Army to promote the famous red kettle tradition of holiday giving. More pictures, State Rep. Carpino comments, and red kettle history...
What Did You Do Over Summer Vacation in Middletown?
MIDDLETOWN - What did you do over summer vacation in Middletown? As students head back to school soon, this is a topic that may likely be a first writing assignment for many. Councilwoman Deborah Kleckowski (R) spent her summer vacation running the youth summer day camp for the Salvation Army of Middletown located on Main Street. The program provided day-long child care and educational activities designed by Kleckowski. What day campers did, as reported on by The Middletown Insider...
Captain Shawn Hovatter and his wife, Captain Rene Hovatter, Commanding Officers for the Salvation Army with their four children.
Ohio native and his wife take over
Middletown unit of Salvation Army
(Article from The Middletown Press.)
MIDDLETOWN - Shawn Hovatter said he would have laughed if someone told him that he would one day become a commander of the Salvation Army.
Now, it’s Hovatter that’s enjoying the last laugh and with good reason.
The Ohio native and his wife, Rene, were recently named to the position for the charitable organization’s Middletown chapter, replacing former commanders Felix and Irna Padilla. Their history with The Salvation Army...
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