Salvation Army short of 2016 fundraising goal

Year-end donations will help the nonprofit achieve $8.4 million fundraising goal

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is about 40 percent short of its 2016 Red Kettle campaign as the year comes to an end.

The nonprofit organization needs more than $3.5 million to reach its $8.4 million goal, a Salvation Army press release said.

The Red Kettle fundraising campaign continues through Dec. 31, and all donations made by the deadline will be doubled through matching support by Detroit area businesses and community leaders.

While the iconic red kettles left storefronts on Christmas Eve, select Detroit area Kroger locations will host bell ringers and kettles through Dec. 31.

“The Salvation Army is grateful for the generosity of those supporting the Red Kettle campaign,” said Maj. Russ Sjögren, general secretary and metropolitan Detroit area commander for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. “There is still great need to help those in the metro Detroit community, and 87 cents of every dollar donated goes back into the community.”

Red kettle donations help support programs and services that assist families and individuals throughout the year across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

To make a tax deductible contribution to The Salvation Army:

• Go to
• Text SALMICH to 41444
• Call 877-SAL-MICH
• Send a check or money order, made payable to The Salvation Army, to: 16130 Northland Drive, Southfield, MI, 48075.