The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit announced that it raised $8,303,690.86 through its 2012 Red Kettle Campaign, the largest amount the nonprofit has ever raised through all previous annual campaigns.
Most of my life I have tried my best to avoid eye contact with strange men. But, for 8 hours each year I smile at all of them — women, too. I am a volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army.
The city of Detroit is turning red to raise awareness of the final days metro Detroiters can donate to The Salvation Army’s 2012 Red Kettle Campaign, which ends when red kettles leave storefronts across metro Detroit on Christmas Eve.
The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit has gone high tech for the 2012 Red Kettle campaign. AT&T Inc. is loaning the nonprofit 36 Android phones to support the drivers who transport bell ringers and the iconic red kettles to and from nearly 450 locations thorughout metro Detroit.
Major Herb Fuqua of the Salvation Army says they’re seeing more and more families in need this holiday season.
The Salvation Army red kettle bell ringers are now out at area businesses collecting monetary donations to help the less fortunate.
The Salvation Army put the metal to the kettle Thursday morning in Campus Martius, as the organization kicked off their annual hoilday fundraising drive.
A donation immediately comes off a donor’s 2011 taxes as a charitable deduction from your taxable income, (versus making a donation in early 2012) – that would show as a deduction on 2012 taxes.
The familiar chime of the bells ringing for The Salvation Army will end at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 – traditionally the final day of the iconic red kettles at storefronts.
It’s crunch time for the Salvation Amy as the charity enters the final days in this year’s effort to help needy Metro Detroiters
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