BOSTON (CBS) — A political dynamic duo joined forces for a good cause in downtown Boston Wednesday.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh rangÂ the bell for the Salvation Army in front of Macy’s around noon–but it was a surprise for those gathered when Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker showed up to help.READ MORE: Business Booming At Auto Repair Shops Due To Lack Of New Cars
“I asked the mayor if there was a chance for me to come by and just wish him a Merry Christmas,” said Baker. “And he said, ‘well, I’m gonna be down ringing the bell on Wednesday if you wanna come down and do some civic service,’ so I said sure.”
“And he brought $20, so it was worth it,” Walsh joked.READ MORE: Red Line Train Derails At Broadway MBTA Station
It’s the final week of the Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign, and the governor and mayor showed up to try to help the organization meet their annual goal.
“It’s for a great cause,” said Walsh. “When I was a kid, coming downtown, the Salvation Army was always here. The governor has the same story as a kid. It’s great to support a great organization.”MORE NEWS: Andrea Campbell Seeking Commitments Before Endorsing Mayoral Candidate
WBZ NewsRadio 1030âs Carl Stevens reports