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Detroit Red Wings for Salvation Army Red Kettles tradition continues

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Salvation Army and Detroit Red Wings are launching the “Red Wings for Red Kettles” partnership for an eighth consecutive year.

The Salvation Army’s red kettles will be present at each of the four main entrances to Joe Louis Arena for the home games on Dec. 14, 17, 19 and 23. Fans can make donations through the first period. The Salvation Army Brass Band will also perform Christmas classics at the west entrance of the Joe at each game.

“We are so grateful for the continued support of the Detroit Red Wings during our Red Kettle Campaign,” said Major Mark Anderson, general secretary and metro Detroit area commander for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. “The Salvation Army saw a 10 percent increase in assistance we provided to metro Detroiters last year. Our partnership with the Red Wings help us raise additional awareness of our mission to feed and shelter those who are less fortunate.”

Holland is also serving as the Honorary Red Kettle Campaign Co-Chair for the nonprofit’s annual fundraising campaign. As part of his duties, Holland flipped the ceremonial switch for the World’s Tallest Red Kettle during the official campaign kick-off event in downtown Detroit on Friday, Nov. 22. Prominently displayed in Cadillac Square throughout the holiday season, it features 25,000 LED lights and stands 56 feet tall by 24 feet wide.

“Both the players and staff have embraced The Salvation Army and have remained committed to helping people in need in our community,” said Holland. “Once again, we’re proud to partner with this great nonprofit and help provide much needed help to those in need.”

To make a tax deductible contribution toward The Salvation Army’s 2013 Red Kettle Campaign:
• Visit
• Call 877-SAL-MICH
• Text “SALMICH” to 80888* (an automatic $10 donation)
• Send a check or money order, made payable to The Salvation Army, to: 16130 Northland Dr., Southfield, MI 48075

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization that gives hope to people in need without discrimination. The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit allocates $.85 of every dollar it raises to delivering vital social services and programs through more than 100 locations across southeast Michigan. Last year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit helped provide 3,319,840 meals and 737,388 nights of shelter to neighbors in need. As the single largest provider of social services in Michigan, outside of state government, The Salvation Army also gives hope through emergency, legal aid, counseling, character-building and recreational assistance. Join The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit in giving hope this holiday season by donating at or 877-SAL-MICH.

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