NEW BRITAIN, CT – On September 19th, 2018, The Salvation Army in New Britain, CT received $2,000 in funding from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal in Hartford, CT through its Vicariate Outreach Program.
Since 1981, the Archbishop's Annual Appeal has been able to assist tens of thousands of people—regardless of race, religion, or color—across the archdiocese of Hartford with health care, education, housing, emergency expenses, and in numerous other areas. It is through the Archbishop's Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program and the generosity of its donors that the Appeal is able to assist a wide array of community-based charities throughout Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield Counties.
The funding from the Archbishop's Annual Appeal will help The Salvation Army continue its mission of helping those in need, through the food pantry. This donation enables The Salvation Army to purchase more food for local families and the working poor. With the help of programs like the Vicariate Outreach Program, The Salvation Army can continue to help the people who need it most.
The New Britain Corps’ Emergency Services program meets the basic needs of families and individuals by providing food through its Food Pantry, coats, personal hygiene items, baby necessities, information and referrals and counseling. Seasonal assistance includes a Soup Kitchen (November through March), a Senior Thanksgiving Dinner/Delivery Program, Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Distribution, and a one-week, overnight, youth summer camp experience at Camp CONNRI in Ashford, Connecticut.