A precious Bevin bell, one of the last out of the Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Company factory before its devastating fire earlier this week.
“We were just lucky,” explained Jim Gordon, who handles publicity for the Salvation Army of Greater Hartford. “We had ordered the bell for Tom and it arrived a few days before the fire,” he said. “Otherwise we’d been sifting through the rubble to find one.”
The landmark East Hampton bell making factory was destroyed by fire on May 27. Among its products are the hand bells used by the Salvation Army bell ringers for its annual Christmas fundraising drive.
“It will go in a very special place in our home,” said Desmond, who attended with his wife Rachael.
“I don’t even know how many non-profits I help or volunteer with,” said Davis, humble about the award. “I was surprised when I was told I would be receiving this,” he said. “I just feel I have been very fortunate in my life and help as many people as I can.”
“The Salvation Army is a great ministry,” said Rowland.
Emcee for the luncheon was WFSB anchor Denise D’Ascenzo.
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