On Monday, December 14, 2009, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. State Representative Selim Noujaim stood out in front of Wal-Mart store 3548 located at 910 Wolcott Street ringing a bell for charitable donations with the Salvation Army. The event was part of their “Bell Ringing Across America” program.
Last year the Salvation Army collected $34 million in front of Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations. These funds helped the Salvation Army serve 29 million people in need.
The funds donated while Rep. Noujaim rang his bell will go to the Salvation Army. Wal-Mart matches all of the donations earned by Rep. Noujaim during his bell ringing and donates them to the charity of his choice. Rep. Noujaim has selected the Waterbury Association for Retarded Citizens (WARC) as the beneficiary of the funds he earns while standing in front of the store.
“This is the season for caring for those who need our assistance, and I hope Waterbury residents will come out for this event and donate to a worthy local cause,” said Rep. Noujaim. “This is a great opportunity to make a donation to help two great charities at once. I am grateful for the opportunity to join with Wal-Mart to help the Salvation Army and the Waterbury Association for Retarded Citizens, one of our finest community charities.”
Photo: State Representative Selim Noujaim with Major John Locke of the Salvation Army and Fran Vitarelli of WARC.