World's tallest red kettle installed at Campus Martius for Salvation Army

Posted at 8:42 AM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 08:42:31-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Salvation Army of metro Detroit has once again installed the world's largest red kettle at Campus Martius. It's the unofficial start of the 2019 Red Kettle Campaign.

This year, Salvation Army has introduced a new way to donate, Kettle Pay. That means if you don't have cash, you can still donate at the red kettle through Apple or Google Pay by tapping their mobile device to the special sign.

They are looking to raise $8 million this winter during the Red Kettle Campaign, which will fund the group's year-round efforts to provide more than just food and shelter through various community programs.

The kettle is 56-feet tall, 24-feet wide and has 26,000 LED lights on full display. It will remain unlit until the Salvation Army's 2019 Red Kettle Campaign kick-off on Friday, Nov. 22 at Campus Martius in conjunction with the city's annual tree lighting.

You can watch the tree lighting right here on Channel 7 during our "Light Up The Season" special from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 22.

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You can also donate through the ways below, or register to ring by clicking here.

Texting “SALMICH” to 41444 to donate any amount via mobile phone
• Calling 877-SAL-MICH
• Sending a check or money order, made payable to The Salvation Army, to: 16130 Northland Dr., Southfield, MI 48075