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Wings, Salvation Army ring in the season

by Anne Marie Krappmann / Detroit Red Wings
Kirk Maltby was among the Wings' bell ringers during the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign last year.
DETROIT -- The Red Wings and the Salvation Army are joining forces in “Red Wings For Red Kettles”. The team will participate in a variety of activities to assist The Salvation Army during its annual holiday campaign.

On Tuesday, December 11, vice president and general manager Ken Holland, coach Mike Babcock and five players will serve as red kettle bell ringers in a variety of locations throughout Metro Detroit.

For the second consecutive year, Holland will serve as the honorary Red Kettle campaign chairman. Last year’s campaign in Metro Detroit raised over $7.1 Million. This year’s goal is $7.2 million.

"I’m honored to be involved with the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign again this year,” Holland said. “There is a tremendous need for their services in our area and I know our fans will generously support our efforts to help those who need it the most.”

The team will also host the red kettles at home games on Thursday, Dec. 13 (vs. Edmonton); Saturday, Dec. 15 (vs. Florida) and Monday, Dec. 17 (vs. Washington).

Fans attending these games will have the opportunity to make a monetary donation at red kettles stationed throughout the Joe Louis Arena concourse.

WHO: Detroit Red Wings

WHAT: Volunteering as bell ringers for the Salvation Army Red Kettles Campaign and hosting red kettles at home games

WHEN:  Tuesday, Dec. (bell ringing), 5-7 p.m.
               Home games on Dec. 13; Dec. 15 and Dec. 17 (red kettles at games)

WHERE:  Hiller’s Market, 425 N. Center Street, Northville, Mich. 48167
                 Sanders Candy & Dessert Shop, 16837 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe, Mich. 48230
                 Kroger, 1237 Coolidge Highway, Troy, Mich. 48084
                 Sam’s Club, 27300 Wixom Road, Novi, Mich. 48374
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