Released 25 October 2011
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HARTFORD STEAM BOILER COLLECTS COATS FOR HARTFORD'S UNDERPRIVILEGED!
(left to right) Jim Gordon, Director of Public Relations & Marketing for The Salvation Army in Southern New England presents a "Thank You Plaque" to HSB 2011 Coat Drive committee members Paul Carrier, Noreen Kuziak and her husband Rich Kuziak.
HARTFORD - Hartford Steam Boiler employees teamed up with The Salvation Army and the United Way to collect coats, hats, pants, gloves and mittens for families in need in Greater Hartford.
This is the fourth year of the drive, and the event is held over a three day period beginning on October 12th in the fifth floor HSB cafeteria. Employees anticipate the drive and are ready, willing and able to participate each fall. The announcements go out . . . and the clothing comes in! Volunteers sign up to work at the donation table and then you just watch the bags arrive. HSB employees donated an estimated value of $3,257.00 worth of warm clothing to keep people a little more comfortable this winter.
Paul Carrier, Client Operations Manager at HSB served as this year's chairperson. "It's amazing how our employee look forward to this every year. Everyone gets a good feeling to be able to give something back to help others" Carrier said.
Brenda Downing, Director of Social Services for The Salvation Army reported an estimated $3,200 in clothing was collected and distributed within a week. "We really want to thank Hartford Steam Boiler employees for their support and for helping The Salvation Army fill our mission of providing aid to those who struggle to meet their basic human needs."