The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit to kickoff 2016 Bell Ringer Recruitment Fair Oct. 17

Posted at 1:45 AM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 01:45:11-04

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is seeking enthusiastic individuals, families and groups to donate their time and talent by ringing the bell at a storefront red kettle for the nonprofit organization. A Bell Ringer Recruitment Fair will be held at the 13 metro Detroit Salvation Army corps community centers Monday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

The Salvation Army is looking to fill hundreds of volunteer shifts at red kettle locations throughout metro Detroit beginning Friday, Nov. 11 and running through Christmas Eve, excluding Thanksgiving and Sundays.

Volunteers can walk in and register at the following locations between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

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.

Volunteers who are technologically-savvy can also register for bell ringer shifts at

Bell ringers can choose their preferred date, time and location throughout the Red Kettle fundraising season on the website.

Funds raised during the Red Kettle campaign will help support year-round Salvation Army programs and services in the communities they are collected including feeding and sheltering programs, rehabilitation centers, emergency disaster services and nurturing programs for adults, seniors and children.

Last year, more than 1,250 metro Detroiters volunteered as Salvation Army bell ringers during the Christmas season, totaling more than 9,200 hours.