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VIDEO: Salvation Army needs your help finding a Grinch who stole a red kettle in Roseville

Posted at 5:54 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 18:33:01-05

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit needs your help tracking down a Grinch who swiped a red kettle from people in need.

On Thursday, Dec. 5, a red kettle was stolen around 6 p.m. from the Walmart at 12 Mile and Gratiot in Roseville.

Donations to a red kettle average approximately $500 per day. That's enough money to provide five weeks of meals for a family of four, according to the Salvation Army.

The nonprofit is looking to raise $8 million. Donations collected through storefront red kettles account for about one-third of all annual red kettle contributions, so any lost revenue is significant in achieving the campaign goal.
Funds raised during The Salvation Army's red kettle campaign help provide critical social services and programs to those in throughout metro Detroit, including educational and outdoor programs for youth, a legal aid clinic, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, and much more than meals and shelter.

If you'd like to help out the Salvation Army with a donation, here's how you can:

  • Donating cash in a red kettle
  • Tapping any red kettle to pay via Apple or Google Pay
  • Visiting salmich.org
  • Calling 877-SAL-MICH

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit's Red Kettle campaign began Nov. 8 and runs through Jan. 31, 2020.