New Life Church pledges to match new donations
WALLINGFORD - The Wallingford Fireworks Fund, a recognized 501(C)(3) organization as designated by the IRS, has been collecting donations all spring to supply the town with the needed funds to operate the annual Independence Day weekend fireworks celebration.
The event was dropped by the town in 2010 and saved by two residents. This year the collections for the $24,000.00 event — which is the costs for the municipal services and the fireworks themselves — is presently $5,000 short of the amount needed with a deadline of Friday, May 27.
New Life Church in Meriden (http://www.InNewLife.com) contacted Jason Zandri, President of the Wallingford Fireworks Fund, and has offered to match all donations to the Wallingford Fireworks Fund (up to $2,500.00) over the next 72 hours.
Donations can be made on the fund’s website at http://www.wallingfordfireworks.org/ via PayPal or they can be mailed to The Wallingford Fireworks Fund, c/o 35 Lincoln Drive EXT, Wallingford CT 06492.