THE SALVATION ARMY'S SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND DIVISION - Connecticut and Rhode Island
Whether it's embracing the homeless, uplifting the abused or abandoned, training and mentoring the disadvantaged, providing character building programs for youth, or assisting the displaced or elderly, The Salvation Army's goal remains the same: serving the most people, meeting the most needs, DOING THE MOST GOOD!
THE SALVATION ARMY SAYS THANK YOU TO
(Major Lydia Pearson, with volunteers
from Bridgeport Fire Department)
BRIDGEPORT – Major Lydia
Pearson, Bridgeport Corps Officer, welcomed her "elite group of volunteers,"
guests from Divisional Headquarters, Advisory Board members, and friends, to
her Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday evening, February 6th, at
the Bridgeport Corps on Elm Street. The opening remarks were brief so that
Major Pearson could get right to the business at-hand…
"thanking the volunteers." Who was thanked, for what, and total hours volunteered...
WEIGERT JOINS GREATER HARTFORD ADVISORY BOARD
(Major Brian Glasco welcomes David A. Weigert to the Greater Hartford Advisory Board.)
HARTFORD - Major Brian Glasco, Greater Hartford Area Coordinator, welcomes David A. Weigert, Director of Research at Conry Asset Management in Kensington, as a member of The Salvation Army’s Greater Hartford Advisory Board. Major Glasco remarks and more about Dave...
GREATER VALLEY HAS NEW ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
(Major Theresa Burkholder giving new board member Rob VanEgghen a tour.)
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 comments and board overview...
DONORS HELP THE SALVATION ARMY’S
122ND RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN SET NEW FUNDRAISING RECORD DESPITE ECONOMIC
Concerts, Contests, Celebrities, and
Corporate Retailers Connect Fundraisers to Americans
(Connecticut State Representative Tim
LeGeyt (R-17) from Avon and Canton; with Walmart store manager Fred Fuller; and
Major Brian Glasco, Greater Hartford Area Coordinator, participating in one of
several “Walmart matches.”)
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The generosity of donors in America once again helped
The Salvation Army reach a new record through its 2012 Red Kettle Campaign
– $148.7 million collected through nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars
(and the occasional diamond ring or gold tooth). During the 122nd annual
campaign, which ran from November 22nd through Christmas Eve, The Salvation
Army incorporated concerts, contests, and celebrities in a national effort to
raise donations to help people through these harsh economic conditions. With
red kettles hosted at retailers nationwide, donations to the Army support
families and individuals in need in the communities in which the donations are
raised year-round. Of this total, in the Southern New England Division,
the Army raised $2,064,760.85, thanks to the generosity of those within both
Connecticut and Rhode Island. More information on this successful campaign...
UNITED WAY PARTNERS RAISE $25,380,000 FOR THE COMMUNITY
(New Britain Corps Officer Major Stanley Newton with Jayne and Jim Gordon at the United Way Best of Awards event.)
HARTFORD - United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut honored numerous local organizations and their employees on Friday, February 1st, at its third annual Best Of Awards event at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The Academy Awards-themed gala featured emcees Rachel Lutzker and Logan Byrnes from FOX CT, and recognized organizations and individuals across central and northeastern Connecticut who demonstrated outstanding effort and creativity in leading the 2012 United Way Community Campaign at their workplaces. The 2012 United Way Community Campaign raised $25,380,000.
"Our corporate partners embody what it means to change lives and improve community conditions," said Eric Daniels, 2012 United Way Community Campaign Chair. "Together, we create positive change to achieve long-lasting results on our community."
The Salvation Army’s Major Stanley Newton remarked, "We appreciate the generosity of the United Way’s donors and the help the organization provides us to serve the community better. We truly are blessed to have such devoted partners."
FOOD PANTRY HELPS BRIDGE THE END-OF-MONTH GAP
(Excerpt from The Reminder. Please follow link to read full story by Janice Steinhagen.)
NORWICH - Lori, a client at Reliance House, was running short on groceries as the last days of January stretched ahead and her food stamps ran low. “The end of the month is tough,” she said.
Lori was at The Salvation Army at 262 Main Street, with Reliance House service coordinator Janet Cartell, taking care of some paperwork so that she could receive a bag of groceries from the agency’s food pantry. The three-day supply of non-perishables like canned vegetables and boxed mixes would help tide Lori and other food pantry clients over for a while.
“They’ve been very supportive,” Cartell said of The Salvation Army’s work in Norwich. She said that clients of Reliance House, a nonprofit agency which assists adults with mental illness, have also received holiday gift baskets from The Salvation Army. “They’re definitely a help to the community,” Cartell said. More details on this food pantry and meet its volunteers...
PUTNAM STUDENTS RING-A-DING 930 HOURS FOR THE SALVATION ARMY!
(Putnam Science Academy became the Ring-a-Ding Challenge Reigning Champs through donating 324 hours of volunteer time through the Putnam Regional Interact Club. This banner will be proudly displayed in their academy.)
PUTNAM – The Putnam Regional Interact Club recently met at St. Mary Church of the Visitation to celebrate a successful Ring-a-Ding Challenge in local support of The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. In total, 194 student volunteers contributed 930 hours to raise $18,062.04 to benefit The Salvation Army’s programs and services year-round. In addition to prizes being awarded, students in attendance also heard from Mike Orfitelli, Territorial Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army, regarding how the organization utilizes volunteers in responses, such as to Superstorm Sandy, and how funds raised are used. How funds will be used and more...
THE RIGHT PLACE HOLDS WINTER
WONDERLAND OPEN HOUSE,
NOW ACCEPTING PRESCHOOL-AGED
HARTFORD - The Right Place School
Readiness Program at 121-123 Sigourney Street, operated by The Salvation Army,
held a successful "Winter Wonderland Open House" on Saturday, January 26th,
from noon to 3:00 pm. Each activity in preparation for this day had an
intentional, educational component behind it. Winter Wonderland details, The Right Place information, and more pictures...
BELCAN EMPLOYEES CONTINUE TO GIVE
BY DONATING TO THE SALVATION ARMY!
(L-R Herb Lillibridge; Lisa G. Cretella, The Salvation Army's
Director of Development; and Phillip Cognata, presenting the check.)
HARTFORD – Again this year, the employees of the Belcan Engineering
Group have opted to give rather than receive. For the fourth year, Belcan
employees have provided generous donations to three local charities, including
The Salvation Army. Lisa G. Cretella, Director of Development for The Salvation
Army's Southern New England Division, remarked, "Belcan and their employees
continue to amaze us all here at The Salvation Army for what they do to help
each year. We cannot thank them enough for their generosity and commitment to
give back. Such community partners allow us to continue to carry out our
mission of helping others year-round." How they did it...
BEST CLEANERS CAMPAIGN COLLECTS MORE THAN 3,000 COATS
(Excerpt from the Middletown Press. Please follow link to read full story.)
MIDDLETOWN - Best Cleaners’ fourth annual Coats for Connecticut clothing drive came to an end in January with a total of 3,071 gently used winter coats being collected, cleaned and delivered to The Salvation Army's centers and The Connection shelters in central Connecticut.
Compared to last year’s highly successful campaign drive, this year’s results represent another 20 percent increase in donations, organizers said. More event details...
CES STILL REIGNS AS "KING OF THE CANS!"
(Excerpt from the Consulting Engineering Services Blog. Please follow link to read full story.)
MIDDLETOWN - CES has yet again won the annual Salvation Army Architects and Engineers Can Challenge with a donation of over 10,000 food items.The Salvation Army established the Architects and Engineers Can Challenge back in 1989 that invites local architecture and engineering firms to compete for top honours by gathering donations of non perishable food items and cash for the areas Salvation Army food support services. The number of items divided by the number of employees determines the winner. A history of victories...
FREEZING TEMPERATURES SEES SHELTERS SCRAMBLING
(Excerpt from the New Britain Herald. Please follow link to read full story by Liz Newberg.)
NEW BRITAIN - The first icy blast of winter hit the region hard Tuesday night sending communities scrambling to provide warmth for the less fortunate.
The Salvation Army's shelter manager Gina Ann Storms said in the three years she’s managed the Franklin Square facility she has never seen it this full.
“We have 30 beds for gentlemen upstairs and usually we do six no-freeze beds. Now we’re averaging 18,” she said. “(Tuesday) night we had 21 guys here on cots and two gentlemen in chairs.”
The city’s Community Services Director Chris Montes applauded The Salvation Army’s efforts to relieve some of the overflow of homeless men from the Friendship Center’s shelter. Additional details on this demanding need for shelter...
COMMUNITY CARE MINISTRIES HELPS THOSE IN NEED
HARTFORD – The Community Care Ministries of The Salvation Army’s Hartford Citadel Corps recently participated in "A Day of Service." This event was a rewarding experience for everyone involved. Those in need who attended were blessed with a delicious breakfast, hot beverage, and warm clothing, including: coats, socks, and gloves.
Thanks to Rev. Sam Saylor and his congregation for his vision for helping the community and Central Baptist Church for providing the venue and staff. Community Care Ministries participants volunteered their time to attend and help distribute coats and serve tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. May God continue to bless such groups with the strength and gift to SERVE THOSE IN NEED, a "prayer" of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
SAVINGS BANK OF DANBURY FOUNDATION
AWARDS FUNDS TO THE SALVATION ARMY
(L-R: Judy Haskins-Conde, Vice
President/Controller, Savings Bank of Danbury; The Salvation Army's Captain
Todd Hughes, Danbury Corps Officer; and Kathleen Romagnano, Chief Operating
Officer and Executive Vice President, Savings Bank of Danbury, presenting a
check to The Salvation Army at the Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation Reception
on January 17th.)
DANBURY - The Savings Bank of Danbury
Foundation presented a check at their January reception, in the amount of
$6,500, for The Salvation Army's Danbury Corps’ Community Emergency
Assistance Program, and also awarded $2,000 to support The Salvation
Army’s Waterbury Corps’ Family Emergency Shelter. Captain Hughes responds and an overview of the Foundation...
23RD WTIC HOLIDAY STORE SETS NEW
HARTFORD – When WTIC signed off of its
“live” broadcast on Christmas Eve day at noon from Avon Old Farms
Hotel, Ray Dunaway and former Governor John Rowland announced that the 2012
WTIC 1080/The Salvation Army Holiday Store had collected over $201,000.00 in
cash contributions during the year’s program, just short of last
year’s record $206,761.52…
However, the clock was still ticking, or should we say… the checks
were in the mail! As of January 4th, 2013, we have a new total…
$211,996.44… another record! Reactions and additional details...
KENSINGTON-BERLIN ROTARY AND INTERACT CLUB
SERVE AT OUT-OF-THE-COLD LUNCHEON
(From Berlin Patch website.)
NEW BRITAIN - Over 40 people were served January 6th by the Kensington-Berlin Rotary and Interact Club at the Out-of-the-Cold Luncheon at the The Salvation Army's New Britain Corps.
Thank you to the Tomasso Family for sponsoring the luncheon. The guests were very appreciative of the good food and fellowship.
CATCH MY THRIFT?
(Excerpt from the Daily Nutmeg. Please follow link to read full story by Christopher Arnott.)
NEW HAVEN - If December marks a time of gifting, January often becomes a time of thrifting. We check our bank accounts, lament our holiday largesse, read about fiscal cliffs or other looming economic perils, anticipate income tax season, and resolve that in the new year we will tighten our belts.
Darn, now we have to buy a belt. That’s where thrifting comes in. Sturdy old belts, ties, shirts, pants, coats and knick-knacks.
There are a slew of thrift shops in the New Haven area. The Goodwill organization alone has stores in New Haven, Hamden, Milford, Orange and Cheshire. Then there’s the Salvation Army , which has a spot right in the center of the city. It’s a block from the Yale art museums, and is a sort of museum unto itself. It’s near a lot of bars and clubs and gathering places, and exemplifies community. More about this New Haven Family Store...
REP. LEGEYT RINGS BELL FOR THE SALVATION ARMY
(Excerpt from Connecticut House Republicans website. Please follow link to read full article.)
AVON - State Representative Tim LeGeyt (R-17), of Avon and Canton, joined the Salvation Army’s annual “Red Kettle Campaign” on December 20 outside of Wal-Mart in Avon.
Over the course of an hour, Rep. LeGeyt participated in the time honored tradition of ‘Ringing the Bell’ as he greeted holiday shoppers. Rep. LeGeyt’s volunteer efforts raised $1,935.23. Combined with the dollar-for-dollar matching contribution from Wal-Mart, the total raised was $3,870.46. Rep. LeGeyt reflects...
DEEP DONATES IN HONOR OF NEWTOWN VICTIMS
HARTFORD - Rachael Sunny, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP); Major Dave Champlin, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army’s Southern New England Division; and Dennis Schain, Communications Director for DEEP, presenting and receiving a donation to The Salvation Army. In total, $451.50 was generously raised at DEEP Headquarters over the holidays in honor of the victims of the Newtown shooting.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASS HOLDS HURRICANE SANDY DRIVE
Making a difference for Hurricane
SOUTH WINDSOR - Ms. Lea Donofrio’s Third Grade Class at Orchard Hill
Elementary School will be helping Hurricane Sandy victims in a big way! This is
because her class collected and presented to The Salvation Army’s
Southern New England Division several boxes overflowing with hygiene products
to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. An emphasis will be placed on getting these
items to those who are homeless across Southern Connecticut as a result of the
storm. Plans are already in progress for these items to be delivered and
distributed through The Salvation Army’s operations located in impacted
areas. Details on this drive...
THE SALVATION ARMY’S CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTION
REACHES 200 IN NAUGATUCK VALLEY
(Excerpt from the New Haven Register. Please follow link to read full story by Patricia Villers, Register Staff.)
ANSONIA — Large bags filled with toiletries, socks, small toys and handmade hats and scarves were piled on pews in the sanctuary at The Salvation Army's Greater Valley Corps last week.
It was the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas distribution to needy Valley families. Clients waited in line outside the building at 26 Lester St. to get their gifts and proceeded to the food pantry downstairs.
Food pantry manager Lynn Herbert said the Salvation Army was assisting more than 200 families. The holiday baskets included a turkey, a ham or lamb chops, canned fruits and vegetables, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, potatoes, onions, frozen squash and waffles. More information and reactions...
THE SALVATION ARMY'S NORWICH CORPS VIGIL
PAYS TRIBUTE TO NEWTOWN VICTIMS
Sense of loss still runs deep
(Excerpt from Norwich Bulletin. Please follow link to read full article by Adam Benson.)
NORWICH - Though it ended on an uplifting note, a special Sunday afternoon prayer vigil hosted by The Salvation Army’s Norwich Corps for the victims of last week’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School reflected the pain and deep sense of loss that is still felt across the state.
“All of these children are now singing together,” said Maj. Philip Ferreira, Divisional Music Director for The Salvation Army’s Southern New England Division.
As photographs of the 26 victims — 20 of them children — flashed on a small screen, Ferreira led a small congregation in songs of healing and faith. He also recounted anecdotes from a pair of memorial services he attended over the past nine days for two of the dead. Additional details on this touching prayer vigil...
AMERICAN EAGLE FCU FUND AWARDS $2,500 GRANT
TO THE SALVATION ARMY'S GREATER HARTFORD AREA SERVICES
(Excerpt from Hartford Courant. Please follow link to read full article by Susan Waide.)
GLASTONBURY - The American Eagle Federal Credit Union Fund awarded a $2,500 grant to The Salvation Army's Greater Hartford Area Services. This grant for the Salvation Army was made in conjunction with the WTIC 1080 Holiday Store program and was awarded through the American Eagle Federal Credit Union Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
In addition, 23 employees American Eagle Federal Credit Union volunteered 122 hours during the WTIC/Salvation Army Holiday Store at the Hilton Homewood Suites in Glastonbury. Volunteers collected and sorted non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys that will be delivered to the store. Historic involvement and details about the American Eagle Federal Credit Union Fund...
THE SALVATION ARMY HELPING IN NEWTOWN
(Majors Dave and Eunice Champlin participating in the evening vigil.)
NEWTOWN - The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School has had a profound impact on that small town, as well as on communities across our nation. The Salvation Army’s Southern New England Divisional Leadership of Majors Dave and Eunice Champlin, Majors Steve and Valerie Lopes, along with Danbury Corps Officer, Captain Todd Hughes, attended the evening vigil on the night of the shooting to support those who had lost loved ones. Through The Salvation Army’s Newtown/Bethel Service Unit, the Army's services of feeding and emotional and spiritual care were offered to everyone who was in need, however, other local agencies are currently providing counseling.
On Saturday, a mobile canteen truck from The Salvation Army’s New London Corps arrived to serve meals at the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and stayed until being dismissed on Sunday. They were then put on stand-by, pending further need.
On Sunday evening, Majors Dave and Eunice Champlin also joined other clergy, representing The Salvation Army as they attended the vigil with President Barack Obama.
ROCK CATS’ WINTERFEST DRAWS CROWD
TO NEW BRITAIN STADIUM
Fans drop off games, gloves, and gear for those in need!
(L-R Bell Ringers join forces with The Salvation Army’s New Britain Corps Officers prior to the start of Winterfest: Edgard Navarro, Majors Norma and Stanley Newton, and Hazel Potts.)
NEW BRITAIN – Only three more months until opening day! The New Britain Rock Cats held their annual WinterFest on Saturday, December 15th, at New Britain Stadium. In lieu of admission, guests were asked to bring games, gloves, and gear to donate to the local charities in attendance. The United Way, working with the Rock Cats, invited The Salvation Army and the Prudence Crandall Center to share the donations. When guests dropped their donations into the large boxes in front of the stadium, they were given a voucher for free admission to the opening night game, on April 11th, against the Portland Sea Dogs, at 6:05 PM. Major Newton reacts...
Q&A: NORWICH SALVATION ARMY CAPTAIN JERRY UTTLEY
(Excerpt from the Norwich Bulletin. Please follow link to read full interview by Adam Benson.)
NORWICH — Jerry and Mindy Uttley moved to Norwich from Syracuse, N.Y., and have quickly become part of the fabric of the local fundraising community by way of the Norwich Salvation Army branch. With the holidays approaching, Jerry Uttley recently spoke about the state of the group’s local arm and where the needs are greatest.
Q: What do you think of Norwich in the time you’ve been here?
A: A: I really enjoy Norwich. It’s a very nice town, and there’s just a lot of work that needs to be done in meeting the needs of the community. I see an issue with homelessness and people also not having enough to eat, and we’ve been trying our best to do what we can.
More questions and answers...
TD BANK OPENS NEW DOWTOWN HARTFORD STORE
AND REWARDS COMMUNITY PARTNER THE SALVATION ARMY.
(Melissa Gran,TD Bank Assistant Vice President and Store Manager, presenting a “large” check to Major Brian Glasco at their new store opening celebration.)
HARTFORD – On December 6th, at a noontime ceremony in Downtown Hartford, TD Bank celebrated the opening of their newest store, located at 203 Trumbull Street. There were many prominent officials and dignitaries present for this special event. TD Bank recognized two local charities for their efforts in the Hartford area. Ron Pitz, Executive Director of Knox Parks and Major Brian Glasco, Greater Hartford Area Coordinator for The Salvation Army, each accepted checks for $2,500.00 from TD Bank.
Major Glasco thanked Mellissa Gran and her associates for their generosity and showed everyone in attendance his own TD Bank personal credit card. He said that he is proud to support an organization like TD Banks and he thanked them for their involvement in the community and with The Salvation Army.
HOLIDAY STROLL AT BLUE BACK SQUARE AND WEST HARTFORD CENTER BRINGS OUT THE CROWD!
(Major Philip Ferreira, pictured right, Southern New England Divisional Music Director, leading the Hartford Citadel Brass Ensemble at the West Hartford Holiday Stroll.)
WEST HARTFORD – The Salvation Army’s Hartford Citadel Brass Ensemble playing Christmas music at the “Holiday Stroll” in Blue Back Square on December 6th was a huge success! The band was entertaining the shoppers as they walked around the square and West Hartford Center with tunes of Jingle Bells, Silent Night, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and more. There were Bell Ringers working the Red Kettles and volunteers collecting goods for Hurricane Sandy victims. Event details...
BROWN BEARS SCORE VICTORY TO HELP
HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS
Food Drive at Achievement First Hartford
Academy Elementary School is a huge success!
(L-R The Salvation Army’s Major Lydia Pearson; 1st
Grade Teacher Ms. Mavrelis-Frenkel; the victorious Brown Bears Class; Ms.
Bovell, another 1st Grade Teacher; and Jeri Rivera, Office Coordinator,
kneeling in front of all of the collected food to help Hurricane Sandy
HARTFORD – The Salvation Army’s Major Lydia Pearson, Bridgeport
Corps Officer, was thrilled to see the large donation from Achievement First
Hartford Academy Elementary School children and their families to help
Hurricane Sandy victims along the Connecticut shoreline. “When The
Salvation Army’s Divisional Headquarters located in Hartford called and
said Achieve First wanted to hold a food drive to aid victims of the storm, I
was speechless. To think that these children wanted to reach out to those less
fortunate is truly a blessing. Obviously the children are being educated
properly and I cannot thank them enough for their tremendous help,”
sincerely exclaimed Major Pearson. Food drive details and more about the school...
GREATER VALLEY SALVATION ARMY LOOKING TOWARD SPREADING CHRISTMAS JOY ALREADY
(Excerpt from the New Haven Register. Please follow link to read full story by Patricia Villers, Register Staff.)
ANSONIA — The holiday season is always busy for the Greater Valley Salvation Army, Maj. Theresa Burkholder said Monday.
Last week, the Salvation Army served nearly 200 Thanksgiving meals at its Community Center on Lester Street and take-out meals for clients who couldn’t attend.
“It was at least a 10 to 15 percent increase over last year,” Burkholder said. Seymour and Oxford residents needing food assistance attended for the first time.
She said she was grateful to Bridgeport Rescue Mission for the food, and volunteers from Living Hope Church in Shelton for serving and helping seat guests. Looking ahead to Christmas...
MIDDLETOWN GROUPS DISTRIBUTE 50 THANKSGIVING BASKETS
(Excerpt from the Middletown Press. Please follow link to read full story by Jim Salemi.)
MIDDLETOWN - More than 50 struggling families will have a turkey dinner, complete with all the trimmings this Thanksgiving, thanks to the generosity and hard work of Middletown Kiwanis members, the Middletown Salvation Army and the Middletown Fire Department.
Members from all three organizations were at the Salvation Army headquarters on Main Street Wednesday to distribute Thanksgiving baskets to families who requested them.
“We raised the money and brought the baskets in, and the Salvation Army helps distribute them. We’ve been doing this for 15 or 20 years now,” said Bob Allen, a member of the Middletown Kiwanis. Details on need and other upcoming ways The Salvation Army plans to help...
BEST CLEANERS SHOWS THE SALVATION ARMY
WHY THEY ARE BEST!
(Best Cleaners President, Shawn McCann, with The Salvation
Army’s Southern New England Divisional Commander, Major Dave Champlin,
getting ready for another COATS FOR CONNECTICUT drive.)
HARTFORD – On November 5th, Best Cleaners kicked off its annual COATS
FOR CONNECTICUT drive. With three successful years of collecting, cleaning, and
delivering well-over 6,500 winter coats to those in need, the team at Best
Cleaners has set the bar even higher for this year’s campaign. Hurricane
Sandy’s destruction and weather predictions for a harsh winter ahead
motivated this 11-store, environmentally-friendly dry-cleaning chain to up
their goal to 3,000 coats this year. Best customers and the general public are
asked to drop off gently-used winter coats for all ages at any location for
free cleaning and weekly delivery to The Salvation Army’s Corps Centers
in the Greater Hartford, Middletown, Meriden, Bristol, and New Britain areas
through January 5th. A growing partnership...
THE WORST OF TIMES
Food pantries say that demand is greater than ever
(Excerpt from NewportRI.com article by James J. Gillis. Please follow link to read full story.)
NEWPORT — Those who run local food pantries are used to experiencing hard times, but say they never have seen it this bad.
“Our cupboards are pretty bare,” said Lt. Helen Johnson, who runs the local Salvation Army mission with her husband, Kevin. “We have a lot of rice and beans and not much else. Rice and beans are fine, but we need some variety.”
The Salvation Army operates a food pantry on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, and on Saturdays from 9 a.m to noon. It offers soup kitchens on Fridays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. A pressing need...
NORWICH CORPS SERVES MONTHLY COMMUNITY MEAL
NORWICH – The need keeps growing! The Norwich Corps' Community Meal, which takes place on the second Sunday of each month, starting at 2:00 PM, had over 120 participants this past Sunday, October 14th. What began in July with a small group of 82 has already grown to over 120 participants who can put the money saved in receiving a free meal toward meeting other basic needs. Norwich Corps Officers Captains Jerry and Mindy Uttley have enjoyed serving this growing "community group." "It's a wonderful opportunity to reach out to the community... to help people that need a hand just to stay even. This meal is an opportunity to provide a social service and minister to those who need it," noted Captain Mindy. A sampling of past menus and details on the mobile canteen...
MASS MUTUAL PAINTED THE ARMY RED!
Or was it beige or brown?
HARTFORD – Volunteers from Mass Mutual arrived early to The Salvation Army's North End Corps, located on Nelson Street, ready to volunteer for their United Way Day of Caring project! Captain Brian Thomas, North End Corps Officer, greeted them with a warm welcome, a stack of projects, a pile of supplies, and a long wish list… a very long wish list! How they helped...
NEWPORT CORPS SOUP KITCHEN GETS A FACELIFT
Generosity keeps doors open, feeding hundreds monthly!
(“This kitchen provides a great service to our community," said Mayor Henry Winthrop, who was on hand to help christen the new kitchen.)
NEWPORT - Local volunteers and community representatives gathered at The Salvation Army's Soup Kitchen on Memorial Boulevard to celebrate their newly-remodeled kitchen. More information...
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