Walmart Matches Donation Dollar-for-Dollar
NAUGATUCK – State Representative Rosa Rebimbas (R-70) and State Senator George Logan (R-17) rang the bells at the Walmart on New Haven Road in Naugatuck on Tuesday, December 5th and Saturday, December 9th to raise money for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. In total, they raised $5,428.08, which Walmart has pledged to match dollar-for-dollar.
“There are countless individuals in our community who cannot afford basic necessities, which makes this time of year especially difficult for them and their loved ones,” said Rep. Rebimbas. “In the spirit of giving, many House and Senate Republicans have volunteered their time to help collect donations for our neighbors in need. The Salvation Army does an outstanding job helping those less fortunate. Participating in this campaign over the years has been a humbling experience and certainly puts the holidays into perspective. I encourage my constituents to take time this month to reach out to a family member, friend or neighbor who could use their support.”
“Naugatuck Valley residents have stepped up in a big way to help our neighbors in need,” Sen. Logan said. “I thank Rep. Rebimbas for ‘ringing the bell’ with me in Naugatuck, and I thank Walmart for its generous support of the Red Kettle Campaign. I also want to thank the community for its enthusiastic support of our volunteer work on behalf of the Salvation Army.”
The funds raised will help the Salvation Army provide basic social services to those in need of food, shelter, clothing, and financial assistance. As a group, the Republican caucuses have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army over the past several years. 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.