Sen. Witkos & Rep. Case Raise Funds Ringing Bells for the Salvation Army

December 21, 2015

Torrington, CT – State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8) and State Representative Jay Case (R-63) participated in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign and collected $105 by ringing bells and collecting donations on Wednesday December 16 at the Walmart located at 970 Torringford Street, Torrington. Walmart will match donations collected by lawmakers at stores across the state dollar for dollar.

“The Salvation Army of Northwest Hills is an incredible local organization that provides core services to people in need in many communities in and around Torrington,” said Sen. Witkos. “They are part of a nationwide organization that has a long history of helping people, especially in our state. I thank everyone who was able to join us and make a donation. I thank Walmart for sponsoring this campaign and generously matching those donations. Every penny counts!”

“I’m honored to be able to volunteer for such a worthy cause,” said Rep. Case. “I have been participating and advocating for this event for four years in a row now. I also want to thank all those who donated with the intention to help those in need during the holiday season, even in a tough economic time.”

The Red Kettle Campaign collects donations from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Funds raised go to local Salvation Army centers and help provide holiday dinners, clothing and toys for families in need. Funding sometimes stretches beyond the holiday season and donations can provide aid for families, seniors and the homeless throughout the year.

The Salvation Army operates 7,546 centers in communities across the United States. These include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children’s programs. The Red Kettle Campaign began in 1891 and raises millions of dollars each year during the holiday season.

For more information on the program visit: www.salvationarmyusa.org. To find out how you can support the local Salvation Army, Northwest Hills visit http://ctri.salvationarmy.org/SNE/NorthwestHills.