DETROIT -- Henrik Zetterberg and the Red Wings are asking fans to help combat household fires by bringing smoke detectors to the upcoming home games on Jan. 23 and Jan. 29, in coordination with the Wings’ eighth annual Smoke Detector Collection.
Detectors will be collected when the Wings take on the Los Angeles Kings (Jan. 23) and the Nashville Predators (Jan. 29) at Joe Louis Arena.
Zetterberg will personally match the total number of smoke detectors donated by fans, as well as provide autographed Red Wings memorabilia for prizes going to lucky fans that participate in the collection.
“The assistance we receive from fire departments throughout the state and the work they do is tremendous," Zetterberg said. "I am proud to, once again, be part of such a worthwhile cause.
”Our fans have been very supportive of this program and with all of us working together, we can help get smoke detectors into the homes of those in need.”
The collection is part of a continuing effort to raise awareness to the importance of having working smoke detectors in every home and decrease the number of household fires throughout Michigan this winter. Zetterberg has served as the team spokesman for the program for four years.
Volunteers from local fire departments will be on hand to collect the detectors, which will be given to low income families in Michigan. Since the program started in 2001, more than 12,000 detectors have been donated to Michigan fire departments and agencies.