Salvation Army of metro Detroit accepting requests for holiday help

Published On: Nov 22 2013 12:00:00 AM EST
Updated On: Nov 22 2013 05:56:23 PM EST

The Salvation Army wants people to help families. You can do that by actually adopting one, just in time for the holidays.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -

Shonita Carreker is a single mother of four who went to the Salvation Army for emergency food assistance last year.

Through their new program, Pathway of Hope,  she has been inspired to write a book, her kids have an after school program to attend and a local business just adopted her family to provide a Thanksgiving dinner.

 

Shonita Carreker says, "If there are people out there who are worried about where their money is going, I'm living proof that their money is going into doing something good for the community."

 

The Red Kettle Campaign is one way the Salvation Army raises fund to provide programs and services like Pathway of Hope.

 

"When you see one of our 470 red kettles, whatever you drop in there is going to give hope to someone in need in this community," says Captain Kelsie Moreno, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Detroit Harding Corps.

 

Eight-five cents of every dollar donated to the Salvation Army goes towards client assistance. Last year they provided 87,000 gifts to children and adults in need.

This season, they are still in need of volunteer bell ringers and people willing to adopt families. If you are interested in assisting the Salvation Army this holiday season or year round, contact your local Salvation Army community center:

 

Dearborn Heights - (313) 563-4457          

Detroit:                                                      

     Denby - (313) 537-2130                      

     Grandale - (313) 835-3736                    

     Harbor Light - (313) 361-6136              

     Harding - (313) 822-2800                    

     Temple - (313) 897-2914                     

Farmington Hills - (248) 477-1153

Mt. Clemens - (586) 469-6712

Plymouth - (734) 453-5464

Pontiac - (248) 334-2407

Royal Oak - (248) 585-5600

Warren - (586) 754-7400

Wayne/Westland - (734) 722-3660

Wyandotte - (734) 282-0930

 

For help finding the center nearest you or make a tax deductible contribution visit www.salmich.org<http://www.salmich.org> or call (248) 443-5500.

 

Christmas assistance for families with children, individuals with special needs and senior citizens will include a box of non-perishable foods and a grocery store gift card to purchase fresh foods. Families with children up to age 14 may also apply to receive toys from The Salvation Army Corps Community Centers’ toy shops. Last year, The Salvation Army provided more than 87,000 Christmas gifts to children and seniors who would have otherwise gone without.

 

More in Community:

*The Salvation Army: A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and data rates may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. By participating, you certify that you agree to the terms and conditions: that you are 18 years or older, or have parental permission, and have authorization from the account holder. Donations are collected for the benefit of The Salvation Army by the Innovative Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to 80888 to stop; text HELP to 80888 for help.

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