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Detroit-Area Salvation Army Raises $8.8M During Red Kettle Campaign

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit has announced that it raised $8.8 million through its 2013 Red Kettle campaign.

The nonprofit’s holiday season haul means it was able to meet its goal of $8.75 million. The 85-day campaign ran Nov. 8, 2013, through Jan. 31.

The area Salvation Army also received gifts of more than $700,000 throughout the Christmas season, including winter coats; hats and gloves; toys; and canned goods and other food items.

Money raised during the Red Kettle campaign represents the primary financial source for the Salvation Army’s programs and services, which include meals; lodging; utility assistance; free legal aid; after-school programs; youth programs; drug and alcohol rehabilitation and disaster aid.

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