Salvation Army Bell Ringing Challenge: Sampson & Markley Upping the Ante for a Good Cause

December 1, 2014

Hartford, CT – State Representative Rob Sampson and Senator Joe Markley will be volunteering Tuesday, December 9 from 3 pm to 5pm in ringing a bell alongside the iconic Salvation Army kettle. Wal-Mart officials have once again agreed to match the money they raise dollar-for-dollar.

Rep. Sampson said, “During the last few years the generosity of the people of Southington has been tremendous.”

Sampson and Markley say the hard work of Janet Mellon of Southington Community Services, the Salvation Army and Walmart volunteers truly makes this an amazing example of Christmas spirit and a community taking care of its own.

Last year, the duo collected a total of more than $24,000 during one hour of bell ringing. This year, both Sampson and Markley are upping the ante and volunteering for two hours to increase their collection goal. The donations as in years past will go to Southington Community Services.

“During the holidays many families struggle to do more for their loved ones. This opportunity to help them is one I look forward to,” said Sen. Markley.

Walmart officials have agreed to match the money raised dollar-for-dollar with contributions going straight to Southington Community Services.

For anyone who missed the event but still wishes to donate please call or email Southington Community Services Director Janet Mellon at [email protected] or (860) 628-3761.