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Hockeytown warm up winter clothing collection

by Jessica Gadawski / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings are asking fans to bring new or gently-used winter outerwear to the 2013 SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival™ Alumni Showdown games on Tuesday, Dec. 31. The Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs doubleheader will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Volunteers will be on hand at all entrances of Comerica Park to collect adult and children’s winter clothing wear and monetary donations. All items collected on Dec. 31 will be distributed to Detroit Rescue Mission (DRMM) to help keep the homeless warm.

Fans are encouraged to bring clean, new or gently-used winter clothing articles such as gloves, mittens, scarves, socks, hats and blankets.

WHO: Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Rescue Mission

WHAT: Hockeytown Warm Up Winter Clothing Collection

WHERE: Each of the Five Entrances to Comerica Park

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

About Detroit Rescue Mission:
Founded in 1909, the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries is in its 104th year of continued service providing food, shelter and services to intervene where homelessness and substance addiction occur. DRMM is a faith-based, non-profit organization, and is one of the largest providers in the fight against homelessness and substance abuse in the country. In 2012, DRMM provided emergency shelter, housing, substance-abuse treatment, food boxes, Christmas gifts, and other basic services to more than 16,000 men, women, and children. DRMM also provides 200 homeless veterans throughout our community with employment training and workforce development each year as part of a grant provided by the Department of Labor.

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