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Walmart and Republicans Deliver for The Salvation Army

Released 22 May 2013

Walmart Check(Connecticut State Rep. Rob Sampson; Walmart Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations Christiopher Buchanan; Salvation Army Captain Colette Masom; Connecticut State Senator Joe Markley; and Salvation Army Director of Public Relations Jim Gordon, shown accepting a check for over $24,000 from Walmart for the Republicans - Walmart Red Kettle Match.)

Walmart and Republicans Deliver for The Salvation Army

HARTFORD – For the fourth consecutive year, Walmart, Connecticut Republican Legislators, and The Salvation Army have joined forces to raise funds for the people in need that the Army serves. Legislators stand ourtside their local Walmart stores during Kettle season, usually between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There, they "ring the bell" for an hour and whatever amount is raised during this time Walmart then "matches."

LeGeyt Walmart(Connecticut State Rep. Tim LeGeyt with Walmart store manager Fred Fuller and Major Brian Glasco, Greater Hartford Area Coordinator, participating in one of several "Walmart matches.")

Captain Colette Masom commented, "Christmas is the busiest time of the year for us. There are never enough hours in the day to get through all of the work that needs to be completed. We know that our State Representatives are busy too, but we appreciate them taking the time out of their busy schedules to aid us in raising funds to help those in need. We thank Walmart and we thank our State Legislators for their generous support. We are truly blessed."

Other State Representatives participating this past year included: Rep. Christie Carpino, Rep. Christopher Davis, Rep. Thermis Klarides, Rep. Brenda Kupchick, Rep.Timothy LeGeyt, Rep. Rosa Rebimbas, and Rep. David Labriola.

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