Posted on December 11, 2018 by admin
State Representative Joe Polletta (R-68) and State Senator Eric Berthel (R-32) braved the cold to ring the bell while volunteering to raise money for local residents by collecting for the Salvation Army at the Watertown Kmart last Saturday.
While raising money for the Salvation Army, the legislators were also able to talk with constituents and people from the surrounding community and discuss ways to improve the state and make state government work more efficiently for the people.
As a group, the Republican caucuses have raised more than $200,000 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.