DETROIT -- Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg
will purchase 1,500 smoke detectors and donate them to local fire departments as part of his ongoing commitment to assist low income families throughout Metro Detroit.
Zetterberg will be at the Lowe's Home Improvement Store in New Hudson on Friday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m. to meet with representatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), as well as members of various fire departments, to donate the detectors to residents, who are unable to afford the devices for their homes. The fire departments will assist in distributing the detectors throughout the area.
Zetterberg's purchase represents a personal donation that matches the amount of detectors and money, which fans generously donated during the Red Wings smoke detector collection this season. Approximately 800 smoke detectors from these collections were donated to the Detroit Fire Department and Macomb County earlier this year.
"I am happy to be a part of such a worthwhile program," Zetterberg said. "Fires are a year round problem and I hope that this donation will remind everyone of the importance of having working smoke detectors in your home."
The Lowe's is located at 30547 Lyon Center Drive East, New Hudson, MI 48165. The store number is 248-264-3000.