Released 18 December 2012
Salvation Army in Connecticut Responds to School Shooting
TragedyTHE Salvation Army, being part of the community, has
provided food and support to the people of Newtown, Connecticut, USA, after 26
peopleࠖ including 20 childrenࠖ lost their lives in a gun attack
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Southern New England divisional
leaders, Majors Dave and Eunice Champlin, supported people who had lost loved
ones at the evening vigil on Friday 14 Decemberࠖ the night of the
shootingࠖ along with divisional headquarters officers Majors Steven and
Valerie Lopes, and Captain Todd Hughes (corps officer from neighbouring
Danbury). Through the Newtown Service Unit, The Salvation Army offered food and
emotional and spiritual care. Local agencies are currently providing
On Saturday a canteen from the New London Corpsࠖ
about 80 miles east of Newtownࠖ arrived to serve meals at the Sandy Hook
Fire Department. The canteen was no longer required after Sunday but remains on
stand-by, pending further need.
On Sunday evening Majors Champlin,
representing The Salvation Army, joined other members of the clergy at a vigil
attended by President Barack Obama.