Salvation Army

  • Ring The Bell This Season

    To the Editor:

    It's that time of year again, when Newtown's generous spirit shines through. Every year, I am amazed at how easy it is to fill the spots for the Salvation Army Bell Ringing campaign.  The people in New-town and Sandy Hook are amazing. The spots are one hour a piece.  I always say, "who couldn’t do one thing for one hour?"

    Thanksgiving is next week, a reminder to me of all we have to be thankful for – and right after that we begin going into holiday mode, which to me brings to mind helping one another.

  • Local Businesses Recognized For Support Of Salvation Army

    Kathleen Orfitelli, director of volunteer services for the Southern New England division of the Salvation Army, as well as members of the Newtown chapter, recognized the generosity of four local businesses, Wednesday, February 25, in a ceremony at the Newtown Municipal Center at Fairfield Hills.

    Stop & Shop, Dunkin’ Donuts, Walgreens, and Yankee Wine & Spirits received plaques for their many years of hosting bell ringers in front of their Newtown stores during the holiday season.

  • Thank You From The Salvation Army

    To the Editor:

  • Ring A Bell

    To the Editor:

    I am finalizing my volunteers for the Salvation Army bell ringers.  Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity.  Do you have an hour to spare to help spread some cheer?   I still have openings for the weekend of 12/19 and 12/20.  Call me at 203-417-3004 or e mail me at aroosterw@yahoo.com.

    Let's all commit to helping our neighbors.

    Happy Holidays,

    Anna Wiedemann

  • Salvation Army Kicks Off Local Christmas Kettle Campaign

    Newtown members of the Salvation Army encourage the public to support the 2014 Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, scheduled to take place over two weekends in December.

    Volunteer bell ringers will be stationed outside of Yankee Wine & Spirits on Queen Street, Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza, Walgreens on South Main Street, and Barnwood Grill in the Queen Street Plaza on Fridays, December 12 and 19, from 4 to 8 pm.

  • Help The Season Ring

    To the Editor:

    Who couldn’t do one thing for one hour?  I think all of us could answer that we all could do almost anything for an hour!  Thanksgiving is next week – and right after that we begin going into holiday mode, which to me brings to mind helping one another.

  • ‘Hunger Action Month’ Is Every Month At Local Food Pantries

    September is Hunger Action Month, a monthlong campaign launched by the Connecticut Food Bank, and supported by the Citizens Bank Foundation. Intended to raise awareness of the extent of hunger in the nation — 49 million Americans, including nearly half a million in Connecticut, according to information from the Connecticut Food Bank — this effort can be supported on the local level, as well.

  • Successful Campaign For Salvation Army

    To the Editor:

    It is with a great deal of gratitude that the Newtown Service Unit of the Salvation Army wishes to thank all the former and new volunteers who rang the kettle bells these past two weekends. You wonderful people came out in cold, windy and snowy weather and did your ringing and greeting as in the past and in good humor.

  • Ring A Bell For The Salvation Army

    To the Editor:

    Once again, the Salvation Army needs your help in bell ringing.  Let's make it a banner year and show what it means to be nicer and Newtown.  Almost all of the funds raised remain in Newtown which enables our Social Services department in helping our citizens.