Detroit Red Wings Score Donations at Kettle
Players from the Detroit Red Wings hockey team scored some points for those in need when they served as Red Kettle bell ringers at four locations in metro Detroit last Friday.
For the sixth year in a row, the players teamed up with The Salvation Army for the “Red Wings for Red Kettles” campaign, in an effort to reach Detroit’s $8.2 million goal to help those in need. In the end, the players raised $17,150 – certainly helping hit the GOAL! The team appreciates the opportunity to give back to the fans who support the team throughout the year.
The donations are certainly appreciated, as The Salvation Army of metro Detroit recently released an urgent plea for donations. With 16.8% of Michigan residents living in poverty, The Salvation Army hopes to be able to fill the rising need in the year to come.
The charitable team members must be feeling pretty good because in addition to donating their time and giving back to their community, the Red Wings have been tearing it up on the ice this season!
A special Thank You to the team for their wonderful support of The Salvation Army!