In the News
(L-R Jim Gordon, Director of Public
Relations and Marketing for The Salvation Army; Judy Haskins-Conde –
Vice President, Controller Savings Bank of Danbury; Danbury Corps Officer
Captain Todd Hughes and Kathy Romagnano – President and CEO, Savings Bank
of Danbury. Judy Haskins-Conde is also a member of The Salvation Army Danbury
Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation
Awards $146,610 to 53 Agencies
Salvation Army Danbury and Waterbury Recognized
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 Waterbury Family Emergency
Shelter. The checks were presented by President and CEO Kathy Romagnano, who
was thrilled to have a record amount of money to present to the nonprofits
invited to the ceremony.
Salvation Army Danbury Corps Officer, Captain Todd Hughes, said, "We are so
grateful to the Savings Bank of Danbury for their support. Throughout the year,
the Bank is always there to help. Baskets of food at Thanksgiving, toys at
Christmas and generous donations like this help keep us going throughout the
year. More about the Savings Bank of Danbury...
(Not to be confused with the "Builders"...
Salvationists at the show: North End Corps Sergeant-Major - Carlton Smith;
Greater Hartford Area Coordinator - Major Brian Glasco; and North End Corps
Officer - Captain Brian Thomas.)
67th Home & Remodeling Show
And The Salvation Army Team-Up for Success
HARTFORD - The Home Builders & Remodelers Association
of Central Connecticut held their 67th Connecticut Home & Remodeling Show
at the Connecticut Convention Center on February 28 and March 1 and 2. It was a
perfect weekend for the show... too cold to do any outside projects and no
snowstorms to prevent anyone from driving to the Convention Center. The event
is considered “Connecticut’s Largest Home Show” and it
certainly lived up to that. It was crowded for all three days, with many
families checking out home improvement, building, and remodeling exhibits
featuring thousands of ideas for the home and yard.
The Salvation Army of Greater Hartford participated in the event with their
Emergency Disaster Services truck (EDS). More about EDS and Major Glasco responds...
(L-R Senator Joe Markley, Jim Gordon,
Annette Lock and Representative Rob Sampson stopping by to say hello at the
Salvation Army Visits L.O.B.
CT Nonprofits Week I at State Capitol a Success!
HARTFORD - The Connecticut Association of Nonprofits
(CT Nonprofits), the largest membership organization in the state dedicated
exclusively to working with not-for-profit agencies, held its CT Nonprofits
Week I at the L.O.B. from February 18 through 21. This is the sixth year that
The Salvation Army has participated in the program, having attended with
several other nonprofits on Thursday, February 20.
This program provides 100 nonprofit organizations over the course of two,
week-long sessions, with the opportunity to...
(Salvation Army's Jim Gordon presenting one
of the awards!)
United Way Campaign Raises $24,328,262
For Local Communities!
HARTFORD – The United Way of Central and Northeastern
Connecticut announced the results of their yearly campaign at fourth Best of
Awards program on Friday evening, February 28, at the Hartford Marriott
Downtown. This program showcases the community’s accomplishments and
highlights the individual workplace campaigns from around the area. Awards details and how The Salvation Army participated...
Times Merry Christmas Fund
Delivers a $9,201 Greeting!
PAWTUCKET — Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, organizations, families and individuals (including many Times readers), The Times was able to donate $9,201 to the Salvation Army of Pawtucket from the annual Merry Christmas Fund. The Pawtucket Times details how donations were raised...
When in Need,
You Can Always Count on The Salvation Army
NEW LONDON - One of Salvation Army New London’s most-visible community outreach ministries is its Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program, including mobile unit “Canteen 1.” It can often be found at large incidents related to fires, accidents, transportation, hazardous materials, police, floods, and other natural disasters such as hurricanes. Read the rest of this detailed story on New London Patch...
'Warm Thy Neighbor' Seeks Donations
To Provide Heating Assistance
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Low temperatures and the high unemployment rate are causing an "urgency of need" in the Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund, known as "Warm Thy Neighbor."
The Salvation Army, which distributes the fund, is asking for donations from people and corporations. The goal for this heating season is to raise $550,000 and help 1,750 families in need, a news release from the fund said. Providence Journal interviews Major Kountz and details how you can help...
Hundreds of Coats Given Away in Meriden
MERIDEN - As temperatures fell below zero last week, Tami Cupe thought of the poor.
"I’m praying, 'Lord, don't let anybody suffer in the cold,'" Cupe said.
A couple of days later, the Salvation Army volunteer heard about a coat giveaway, and she signed on to help. Record-Journal reports on how our Meriden location is distributing Best Cleaners Coats for CT deliveries...
(Scott Blanchette Photography)
Rock Cats Hot Stove Luncheon a Winner
With only a month to go till pitchers and catchers!
NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Rock Cats Foundation held its
annual Hot Stove Luncheon on January 16 in Central Connecticut State
University’s Student Center Ballroom. The room was packed with baseball
executives, players, loyal fans, and friends who all turned out to hear plans
for the upcoming season. Besides being New Britain’s favorite Minor
League Baseball team, the Rock Cats are one of The Salvation Army’s
biggest supporters! A recap of the event...
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...