The Red Kettle campaign runs until Christmas Eve.
"We have given them clothing, winter jackets, they also receive a food box with a turkey for their own Christmas dinner", Salvation Army Captain Nicole Parker says. "We're always here to meet the community's needs".
In the U.S., The Salvation Army remains No. 4, according to the 19th edition of the Forbes top-charities list, determined by the dollar value of private contributions received in the latest fiscal year.
Individuals and groups can volunteer for the Red Kettle Campaign.
"While it seems daunting when you look at it as a big number, the public is so generous, people do respond and we certainly appreciate it, and we appreciate it when people do return the gifts", he said. Curtis Baggett is a Salvation Army Bell Ringer.
When you donate to The Salvation Army, your gift truly makes a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. "We thought this year was going to be a little better".
Poverty remains prevalent across metro Detroit.
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But the Salvation Army is behind in kettle donations, so the sheriff's office is stepping into the action Thursday as well. If you can't donate at a red kettle, you can donate online at www.salvationarmyusa.org.
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The shop's Facebook page was littered with hundreds of comments, including many that accused The Salvation Army of discrimination, after it posted about the fundraiser. "It's not the only one, but it's the one we support, and to help everyone we can". Working with the Michigan State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, we help victims of human trafficking escape a life of despair though our.
We further help families sustain positive momentum through our after school and youth programs as well as life-changing youth camps at.
Last year, the Salvation Army provided almost 28,000 hot meals, hot showers, laundry facilities, clothing, household items, school supplies and sponsored 86 childrens trips to summer camp.
"Any sensory items, anything with a mirror to see their face for the first time", she said.
The 17-year-old has been playing the cornet for ten years and started to learn how to play the instrument with the Salvation Army Band. He says there is a great need for donations this holiday season.
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