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Food Pantry - Available to eligible individuals and families Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and by appointment.
Bread and Pastry Program – Offering locally donated bread and pastry products Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Financial Assistance – As funding permits, The Salvation Army provides rental and utility assistance and clothing vouchers to eligible individuals.
Holiday Assistance – Assistance provided during the holiday season, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, such as food, toys, holiday gifts, nursing home visitations, and more.
Produce Program – In conjunction with the Bread and Pastry Program each summer, oftentimes local produce is donated and distributed as available.
Back-To-School Supplies Distribution and Fun Fest – Each August, the primary goal for the program is that children in need receive school supplies, the secondary goal is that they have fun and their families are thankful for such an offering.
Family Night – Offering a meal and activities to children and their families in attendance Tuesdays at 5:30 PM, during the school year.
Church – Weekly worship service is held every Sunday at 10:30 AM.
Kids Club – Offering a meal and activities to children in attendance Wednesdays at 5:30 PM, during the school year.
Children and Families
Youth Camp – The Salvation Army offers a one-week summer camp for children ages 7 to 15 at its Camp CONNRI in Ashford, Connecticut.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) – Tentatively held each July, VBS is a Christian-based program for children ages 4 through 12, including Bible stories, activities, crafts, and singing. Snacks provided.
Lend a Hand!
Donations – Monetary, as well as donations of clothing, non-perishable food items, new toys, and school supplies, are gratefully accepted at our location Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Volunteer – A variety of opportunities are available. Please call for details.
Greater Valley Recognition Breakfast a Success!
Many guests, dignitaries, and Friends attended.
ANSONIA - The First Annual Greater Valley Recognition
Breakfast is in the history books as a successful event. The word "successful"
might not even be quite strong enough to describe the sense of community and
pride that the crowd generated! The Valley came together to participate in a
program that was held to give local leaders and business associates a stronger
sense of what The Salvation Army is all about. And it worked!
(Photo and Article by Patricia Villers!)
Salvation Army Serves 232 Needy
Valley Families This Thanksgiving
ANSONIA - Oxford resident Michelle Bauer never had to ask for anything before, but she said Monday this year has been an exceptionally tough one for her and her mother, Palma Bauer. The two women are struggling to get by, even though Michelle Bauer has had a steady job with a major corporation since 1994. She said with her mother’s escalating medical bills they cannot make ends meet. Palma Bauer, 78, undergoes kidney dialysis treatment three times a week, and she must take costly medication. Michelle Bauer said their neighbor volunteers for the Salvation Army and urged them to seek assistance from the organization... New Haven Register reports how the Greater Valley Salvation Army helped them and the community this year!
(Major Theresa Burkholder giving new board member Rob VanEgghen a tour.)
Greater Valley Has New Advisory Board Member
ANSONIA – Major Theresa Burkholder, Greater Valley Corps Officer, welcomed Robert (Rob) J. VanEggen as a member of the Greater Valley Corps’ Advisory Board at their January meeting. Rob is President/CEO of DRS Seismic Consultants, LLC in Oxford, Connecticut. Rob is also the son of Robert Van Egghen, Sr., who is also a member of the board.
Major Theresa commented, “It is a pleasure to have Rob become a member of our advisory board. I look forward to working with him (and his Dad too) to help grow the Army’s outreach in the Greater Valley area. Rob brings a willing spirit and great enthusiasm to the table.”
The primary purpose of The Salvation Army’s advisory boards is to support the local Corps Officer/s. Officers rely heavily on the expertise of their board members to know the community and help them manage their business and programs effectively. Each advisory board of The Salvation Army is instrumental in developing goals and a strategic plan of action to achieve them by working with the Corps Officer/s.