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.
Area residents are invited to use cell phone technology and social media to help make a difference this holiday season during Community Financial Credit Union’s “Warming Hearts & Homes” program.
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.
The Salvation Army will be hosting the 30th Annual Coats for Kids campaign at the HYPE center in Dearborn Heights.
Officials now say 207 homes were damaged in last week’s tornado in Dexter and about 20 will need to be demolished.
It’s a last day for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign and they’re still about $250,000 away from their $8.2 million goal.
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.