Rep. Fred Wilms (R-Norwalk, New Canaan) read to students at the Brookside School in Norwalk during Read Across America Day, Friday, March 2, 2018. The annual event is held across the country to promote literacy among youth. Rep. Wilms will continue to fight for fair and equitable education cost sharing for Norwalk and New Canaan to ensure that each student has the resources and opportunities to succeed.
Rep. Fred Wilms (R – Norwalk, New Canaan) spoke on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 following the ceremonial Opening Day of the 2018 Session of the Connecticut General Assembly. Rep. Wilms expressed his disappointment in Gov. Malloy’s choice to side-step the budget crisis during his State of the State address that afternoon. The governor doubled down on his failed fiscal policies while Rep. Wilms called for action to revive Connecticut’s economy.
NORWALK –State Representative Fred Wilms (R-142) joined Reps. Gail Lavielle (R-143) and Terrie Wood (R-141) in teaming up with the Salvation Army on Tuesday to ring the bell outside Stop & Shop on Main Ave. in Norwalk and raise money for local residents in need this holiday season as a part of their Red Kettle Campaign. They stood outside the store and asked shoppers to contribute money to the kettle. All proceeds went to the Salvation Army.
“During this time of year it is important to remember those less fortunate, and to extend help to our neighbors in need,” said Rep. Wilms. “Participating in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign has been humbling. As the holidays approach, I can’t think of a better way to give back to the community than by volunteering my time for this great cause. I encourage my constituents to reach out to those less fortunate during this season of giving, if possible, and thank those who have already donated. I am proud to represent a district that displays so much generosity not only during the holidays, but year round.”
The legislators wanted to note that anyone unable to make it to Stop & Shop on Tuesday could still help them raise money for the Salvation Army by texting “CTREP” to 71777 and donating directly to the House and Senate Republicans’ Red Kettle. Donors may 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.
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.