WATERFORD – While Saturday’s snow storm kept many Connecticut residents indoors, State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) spent an hour outside Walmart in Waterford, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army as part of their long-honored tradition of fundraising to benefit those in need during the holiday season. All donations that Rep. McCarty collected were generously matched by Walmart.
If you were unable to donate to Rep. McCarty’s kettle at Walmart, you can still text “CTREP” to 71777 to donate directly to the House and Senate Republicans’ Red Kettle. You can also visit the Salvation Army’s website at www.salvationarmyusa.org to learn of other ways to do good this holiday season; for example, by donating cars, clothing, household goods, airline miles, bonds and stocks, or volunteering for the community.
Republican lawmakers have already raised nearly $40,000 for the Salvation Army this year – almost $600 of which came directly from Rep. McCarty’s kettle, which accepted donations for only one hour. The Salvation Army responds to natural disasters such as wildfires and tornadoes, provides meals and toys to families in need, and conducts research and analyses regarding human needs around the country. They also provide adult rehabilitation, veteran services, elderly services, missing person searches, housing assistance, youth recreation, sponsorship, and support in the fight to end human trafficking.