Posted on December 6, 2019 by admin
NEW FAIRFIELD – State Representative Richard Smith (R-108) will be volunteering to raise money for local residents in need by collecting for the Salvation Army at the New Fairfield Stop and Shop. All proceeds collected during the one hour of bell ringing will be donated directly to the Salvation Army.
Rep. Smith welcomes all constituents to stop by the store and help make the fundraising event a success! If you are unable to make it on December 23rd, but would still like to contribute to Rep. Smith’s Red Kettle, you can donate by texting “CTREP” to 71777. The Salvation Army’s website, www.salvationarmyusa.org, also lists 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 House Republican Caucus as a whole has raised nearly $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.