Salvation Army bell ringers begin Friday; Volunteers still needed

Posted at 12:53 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 12:53:29-05

Beginning Friday morning, you'll see familiar faces outside of popular stores for the holidays. At 9 a.m., volunteers with the Salvation Army began ringing their bells to raise money for the organization.

You'll see the bell ringers outside of stores every day through Christmas Eve with the exception of Sundays and Thanksgiving.

Last year, more than 1,250 volunteers spent nearly 10,000 hours raising money to help support year-round programs from the Salvation Army. The money  helps feeding and shelter programs, rehab centers, emergency disaster services and nurturing programs for adults, seniors and children.

The Salvation Army is also looking for more volunteers to help ring bells and raise money. You can walk into the following locations between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted to register.

  • Dearborn Heights, located at 26700 W. Warren Ave. between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Detroit Conner Creek, located at 3000 Conner St.
  • Detroit Grandale, located at 11325 Montrose Ave.
  • Detroit Harbor Light, located at 3737 Lawton
  • Detroit Temple, located at 3729 W. Chicago Rd.
  • Farmington Hills, located at 27500 Shiawassee Rd.
  • Mount Clemens, located at 55 Church St.
  • Plymouth, located at 9451 S. Main St.
  • Pontiac, located at 469 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. S.
  • Royal Oak, located at 3015 N. Main St. between 9 a.m. and noon
  • Warren, located at 24140 Mound Rd.
  • Wayne/Westland, located at 2300 Venoy between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Wyandotte, located at 1258 Biddle Ave. between 9 a.m. and noon, and 1 to 4 p.m.

You can also sign up online for bell ringer shifts at You can choose your preferred time, date and location on the website.