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Local Lawmakers Help Raise Money for the Salvation Army

Local Lawmakers Help Raise Money for the Salvation Army

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State Reps. Themis Klarides, Lezlye Zupkus and Senator George Logan participated in the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign, ringing the bells for donations at the Amity Stop & Shop, on Tuesday, December 12th.

In the two hour period, the lawmakers raised over $200 dollars.  The money raised during the two hour period will be donated to programs that will help local families in need.  Additionally, Walmart has guaranteed that it will match the donations to the Salvation Army collected by lawmakers throughout the state up to $25,000.  The Woodbridge Rotary Club, that serves Bethany, Westville, and Woodbridge, joined the lawmakers and presented them and Major Dr. Eva R. Geddes of the Salvation Army with a generous donation.

Annually, the Salvation Army assists approximately 25 million Americans helping provide food, shelter, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and many other programs.  The Red Kettle Campaign was started in 1891, and has become a well-recognized tradition that has raised millions of dollars to help those in need.

To donate or inquire about becoming a bell ringer, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.  Residents can also text CTREP to 71777 to make a donation.

Senator George Logan, Woodbridge Rotary Club President Tony Anastasio, Major Dr. Eva R. Geddes, State Rep. Themis Klarides, State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus

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