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Salvation Army asking for volunteers to ring bells across metro Detroit

Salvation Army seeking holiday bell ringers
Posted at 10:22 AM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 10:22:46-05

(WXYZ) — The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is asking for your help to ring bells with less than two weeks until the end of the Red Kettle Campaign.

They are looking to raise $8 million during the campaign, and they say every red kettle that has a volunteer increases the chances of hitting the campaign goal.

There are 350 locations with red kettles across metro Detroit, and there are shifts open at a majority of them. You can sign up for a shift here.

“Every site a volunteer fills will prove critical to the success of this year’s mission to ‘Do The Most Good’ for individuals and families living in metro Detroit,” Major Tim Meyer, general secretary and metro Detroit area commander for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. “In fact, a manned kettle collects an average of $53 per hour in donations, $400 more per day than an unmanned kettle.”

Shifts are two hours a piece, although you may choose to ring longer. Bell ringing does go until Dec. 24 excluding Sundays.

To donate to the group, you can drop cash or coins in a red kettle, or use mobile pay, visit www.salmich.org, call877-SAL-MICH or send a check payable to The Salvation Army, to: 16130 Northland Dr., Southfield, MI 48075.