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Soups On... at Soup, Soap & Hope
Meriden Salvation Army Event a "Tasty" Success!
MERIDEN - The Fourth Annual Meriden Salvation Army
Soup, Soap & Hope fundraiser was held at the Four Points by Sheraton
Meriden on Thursday evening, April 10, to spread the word about the work of the
Army in the City.
Meriden Corps Officer, Captain Brenda Gonzalez, started the program with a
welcome to everyone and turned the podium over to Advisory Board Chairman
Michael Murdy. Mike introduced the guests and The Salvation Army ensemble, the
latter who played "America the Beautiful" and kept the room filled with music
throughout the evening. Read about how the rest of this event unfolded...
Montville Brush Fire Extinguished
The Salvation Army Serves Responders
MONTVILLE - The Salvation Army's New London Emergency
Disaster Services Canteen 1 served yet again, this time at a large brush fire
off Kittemaug Road in Montville on the afternoon of Monday, April 7. Crews from
Montville; CT DEEP; surrounding towns; and CL&P all assisted in fighting
the fire, which was located on top of a hill overlooking the Thames River. This
task was made difficult by strong winds, dry vegetation, its location, and the
high-voltage electrical transmission lines overhead. Details on how The Salvation Army responded...
Five-Alarm Fire at Torringhton Warehouse
Thick Smoke Causes Major Problems
TORRINGTON - Over 150 firefighters from several surrounding
towns spent over 13 hours bringing a stubborn warehouse fire under control. The
blaze broke out just before 8:00 AM and was not contained until about 9:15 in
the evening. Torrington Fire Chief Gary Brunnoli said that although the fire
had been contained, he expected to be at the scene all night. The building
located on Taylor Street had been owned by O&G Industries and was leased to
Toce Brothers to store tires. Read about how The Salvation Army also responded...
WFSB Helps Track Down Owner of
Memory Cards Left at Salvation Army
VERNON, CT (WFSB) - Eyewitness News was able to help reunite a woman with some of her most cherished memories.
Rachael Sutherland contacted Eyewitness News after finding two, 1 GB memory cards at the Salvation Army in Vernon. WFSB reports on how it happened...
(Captains Borrero recognizing their Office
Manager, Bessie Childs.)
New London Acknowledges Area Generosity
Paints the City Green!
NEW LONDON - The Salvation Army relies on the help of
others to help those in need. On March 26, Captains Jose and Melissa Borrero
acknowledged such support by holding The Salvation Army of New London's First
Annual Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony! In keeping with the Spirit of
"the holidays," the Corps served a traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner,
along with all of the trimmings. This included a special dessert of strawberry
shortcake with whipped cream!
After dinner was served, Captain Jose gave an eloquent speech about how
everyone came together to help give Christmas to so many people who would have
otherwise had a much more difficult time getting through the holidays. Who was recognized and a holiday thank you...
Recognizing Board Member Lynn Ridgway
For Over 11 Years of Dedicated Service
TORRINGTON - The Salvation Army in Northwest Hills
hosted a special dinner in honor of Mr. Lynn Ridgway, a vital member of their
Advisory Board for over 11 years. This recognition was held on February 20 at
the da Capo Restaurant in Litchfield. It was attended by all of the current
advisory board members, including the George Craig (Chairman), Daphne Bobinski,
and Janet Recidivi (along with her spouse, Egidio Recidivi). More about this event and Lynn's years of service...
(Kathy Delaney, Auto Show Committee Member
[CM] and Hair Unique Salon Owner; John Kaechel, CM; Dave Wigfield,
Auto Show Chair and Stadium Motors Owner; Captain Jerry Uttley, Salvation
Army; and Larry Eiden, CM.)
Norwich Chamber Gives Back to Community
Auto Show Funds Go To Deserving Local Non-Profits
NORWICH - Organizers of the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of
Commerce's Auto Show held a presentation ceremony on March 13 at Chamber
Headquarters on Main Street to present almost $2,500 to six deserving local
charities. Ellis and Grasso Technical High Schools, The Salvation Army, Norwich
Arts Center, St. Vincent de Paul Place, and Center for Hospice Care Southeast
Connecticut were among the recipients of his year's awards. Norwich Corps
Officer Captain Jerry Uttley attended the ceremony and accepted the check on
behalf of The Salvation Army.
Captain Jerry commented, "The Chamber and its members are so good to us.
They are dedicated supporters of the needs of the local community and are
always looking for ways to give back. Captain Uttley's comments continued...
40th Birthday Helps UWGW Agencies
GREATER WATERBURY - Jill Fromowitz and Mark Fromowitz of Middlebury, both Webster Bank employees, celebrated Jill’s 40th birthday along with their children by holding a party at Build a Bear in Danbury, with the goal of building as many bears as possible to donate to United Way of Greater Waterbury Partner agencies Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury, The Salvation Army - Waterbury, CT and Family Services of Greater Waterbury. More pictures and how many bears they made...
(Norwich Corps Officer Captain Jerry Uttley [AKA:
"The Mayor of Dublin"] waves to the crowd along the parade route.)
Norwich Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Paints the City Green!
NORWICH - An estimated crowd of 2,000 "Irishmen" lined the
streets of Downtown Norwich on Sunday, March 9 for the City's First Annual
Saint Patrick's Day Parade. God and the weatherman fully cooperated and
provided a beautiful early Spring Day on which to celebrate this special
occasion. There were marchers, politicians, floats, trucks, bands, dignitaries,
and plenty of spectators dressed in green, all cheering and applauding along
Salvation Army Norwich Corps Officer, Captain Jerry Uttley road "shotgun in
one of The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services vehicles, or
mobile kitchens as they are often called. Captain Uttley reflects and an Irish Blessing...
(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...