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State Senator Linares Rings the Bell
OLD SAYBROOK - State Senator Art Linares, pictured with our Director of Volunteer Resources Kathy Orfitelli and East Middlesex County Service Unit Chairman Susan Consoli, rang the bell outside of the Old Saybrook Walmart on December 4. Funds raised will benefit those in need from Old Saybrook. A partnership among The Salvation Army, the Connecticut Republican Party, and Walmart results in Walmart generously matching contributions received dollar-for-dollar during these special ringing events. We thank everyone involved, including all those who donate during the holiday season.
Bell Ringing the United Way
DANBURY - The United Way of Western Connecticut's Chief Executive Officer, Kim Morgan, and staff help support The Salvation Army in Danbury by ringing the bell at the Danbury Fair mall! This is another great example of the nonprofit community helping each other this holiday season. To the many groups and volunteers that make our Red Kettle Campaign a success, thank you.
WTIC Holiday Store, Celebrating 24 Years!
GREATER HARTFORD - We celebrate our 24th Anniversary this WTIC Holiday Store Season with an open invitation to you to attend our Opening Day Pajama Party (pajamas optional) on December 13th! The store began in 1990. It originated as an idea of WTIC program director, Jack Mitchell, that the station sponsor a holiday promotion, which would enlist the community in a unified effort, while at the same time benefit those in need. What we raised last year and more details...
Seasonal Outfitters Touches Many Lives
NEW LONDON - Recently, Seasonal Outfitters made a very generous donation to The Salvation Army in New London of over $6,000 worth of Alpine Jackets, Rainwear, Fleece Jackets, and more for children and adults. Seasonal Outfitters is considered a one stop shop for all seasons in Mystic, Connecticut. Whether it be through volunteering, putting some change into our kettles for Giving Tuesday, or making an incredible clothing donation such as this, it all goes a long way in helping The Salvation Army to meet the needs of the many communities that we serve. We thank you!
Achievement First Gives Back Again
Hartford school donates food to people in need!
HARTFORD – We just celebrated a wonderful
Thanksgiving holiday, where we served many individuals and families who were in
need. It’s the time of the year when people are thankful for what they
have are willing to help those who are less fortunate.
Generously, the children from Achievement First Hartford Academy Elementary
School collected food again this year to help those in need. Continuing a great tradition...
(Major Brian Glasco welcomes 200
Salvation Army of Greater Hartford Delivers
758 Dinners on
Volunteers provide warm greeting and hot turkey meal!
HARTFORD – Each year on Thanksgiving, The Salvation
Army of Greater Hartford offers a full turkey dinner through its Holiday Meals
Program, with all the trimmings, for homebound seniors. Thanksgiving is only
one of two days each year (Christmas being the other) that the Meals on Wheels
Program does not operate. Yet, these are the days when a hot, nutritious meal
brought by a friendly visitor is generally most appreciated. How The Salvation Army responded...
(Ray Andrewsen and Major Dean Satterlee kicked off
the Red Kettle Campaign on AM 1220 WQUN.)
Greater New Haven Kicks Off Red Kettle Campaign
Donations and Angel Tree Help Needed
NEW HAVEN – The Salvation Army in Greater New Haven
just kicked off this year’s Red Kettle Campaign on AM 1220 WQUN, with
Major Dean Satterlee, New Haven Corps Officer, being interviewed by his
Advisory Board Chairperson, Ray Andrewsen. As area need continues locally, The
Salvation Army needs donations at its kettles throughout Greater New Haven and
help in buying presents through its Angel Tree program. For the latter, there
are still 400 Angel Tree tags that need to be claimed. More about the Angel Tree program and how Greater New Haven needs are met...
(Foot care experts from the UConn Health Center offer free foot health screenings and footwear...)
Shoes, Foot Exams for Thanksgiving
NEW BRITAIN - In what's become an annual Thanksgiving tradition, a group of UConn Health Center foot care providers visited two homeless shelters in New Britain to offer foot exams and distribute new footwear. Between the Friendship Service Center and the Salvation Army, the group provided 33 new pairs of boots Tuesday night, and left behind another 98 pairs. The boots were donated by Red Wing Shoes. Socks also were provided, courtesy of Dignity U Wear, a Florida-based organization that provides new clothing for those in need. The rest of this great story on partners coming together...
NBC 10 Cares Thanksgiving Telethon
Raises More Than $63K
RHODE ISLAND - The holidays became a little brighter for several families after more than $63,000 was raised Thursday during the "NBC 10 Cares Thanksgiving Telethon."
NBC 10 received more than 500 donations and pledges, including a $5,000 gift from the Amica Companies Foundation. Proceeds will be used to help The Salvation Army provide 3,000 food baskets to families in Southern New England. Donations still being accepted online!
(First donation of the season from GNEF Honorary Chair, Michael Kirkwood, and Tim Horan, President of National Grid.)
R.I. Good Neighbor Energy Fund Opens
Drive to Raise $550,000 for Heat Assistance
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - "Warm Thy Neighbor," which helped more than 1,100 families with heating needs last winter, has opened the 2013-14 season with the goal of helping 1,500 families. For that, the Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy (GNEF) Fund is trying to raise $550,000 in a campaign that started Tuesday. Major Wendy Kountz, the R.I. state coordinator of The Salvation Army, which administers the fund, said that sponsoring energy companies provided seed money that can be put to use immediately to help Rhode Island families in temporary crisis pay their energy bills. Visit Providence Journal for more about this GNEF that The Salvation Army administers...