DETROIT (WWJ) – The city of Detroit is turning red to help raise awareness of the final days of The Salvation Army 2015 Red Kettle Campaign, which ends when red kettles leave storefronts on Christmas Eve.

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Call 877-SAL-MICH or make a donation by texting “SALMICH” to 71777

The centerpiece of the Red Kettle Day is a lunchtime celebration in Campus Martius Park from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. The celebration will include a bell-ringing competition to see who can raise the most donations, an appearance by Detroit Lions’ mascot Roary and a live performance by The Salvation Army Brass Band. Last year’s bell ringing competition raised $75,000 for the Salvation Army in just one hour.

Some of Detroit’s tallest buildings are turning red to help raise awareness of the final days of the fundraising campaign. And two of Detroit’s most beloved churches — Mariner’s Church of Detroit and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish — will simultaneously ring their bells for one minute at 9:50 a.m. in support of Red Kettle Day.

WWJ Newsradio 950 will also broadcast live interviews and reports mid-day from downtown Detroit’s Campus Martius Park.

Matching Donations – From Dec. 18 through Christmas Eve, holiday shoppers can double their generosity when they donate to The Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles at hundreds of storefronts across metro Detroit. Every $1 dropped into red kettles will be transformed into a $2 donation thanks to generous matching contributions by Detroit area businesses and community leaders.

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To make a tax-deductible contribution to The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign:

• Drop a donation into one of the hundreds of red kettles at storefronts across metro Detroit through Dec. 24.

• Visit

• Call 877-SAL-MICH

• Text “SALMICH” to 71777 to donate via mobile phone

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• Send a check or money order, made payable to The Salvation Army, to: 16130 Northland Dr., Southfield, MI 48075