State Representative Tim LeGeyt (R-17), of Avon and Canton, joined the Salvation Army’s annual “Red Kettle Campaign” on December 20 outside of Wal-Mart in Avon.
Over the course of an hour, Rep. LeGeyt participated in the time honored tradition of ‘Ringing the Bell’ as he greeted holiday shoppers. Rep. LeGeyt’s volunteer efforts raised $1,935.23. Combined with the dollar-for-dollar matching contribution from Wal-Mart, the total raised was $3,870.46.
“I am honored to volunteer for such a worthy cause,” said Rep. LeGeyt, partnering for the third consecutive year with the Salvation Army and Wal-Mart. “The Salvation Army provides assistance to those in need and gives back to the community in so many ways, not only during the holidays but also year round. The spirit of giving is alive and well in the Avon-Canton community. Some very generous people came by and donated cash and checks to fill the Kettle while I was ringing the bell. The sum of $3870.46 is a significant amount of money for one hour of effort. I would like to express my most sincere thanks to all those who have supported the efforts of the Red Kettle Campaign today and throughout the holiday season. I’d also like to thank Wal-Mart for their generosity in matching what was raised.”
Rep. LeGeyt was joined by Salvation Army CT Regional Director Jim Gordon, Wal-Mart manager Fred Fuller, and Major Brian Glasco, Greater Hartford Area Coordinator for the Salvation Army.
Rep. LeGeyt continues to be an enthusiastic supporter of the Salvation Army. In years past, he has volunteered his time in various capacities in addition to participating in the ‘Red Kettle Campaigns’. Rep. LeGeyt has visited The Salvation Army’s The Right Place Early Learning Child Care Center located in Hartford. He is also a regular volunteer and visitor at the The Salvation Army’s WTIC 1080 Holiday Store.