This season marks the 10th consecutive year the Detroit Red Wings and The Salvation Army are teaming up through the “Red Wings for Red Kettles” initiative to help the nonprofit reach its $8.7 million Red Kettle Campaign goal. Since 2005, the Red Wings have partnered with The Salvation Army for its annual Red Kettle Campaign, which provides the non-profit organization with its largest source of funding each year. In 2015, Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland served as the campaign’s honorary chairman for the tenth straight year. The partnership has raised more than $100,000 since 2005 to assist the Salvation Army with its community assistance programs that include meals, lodging, utility assistance, free legal aid, after school programs, youth programs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, disaster aid and more.
RED KETTLE NIGHTS:
Join the Red Wings in supporting the annual Red Kettle Nights at Joe Louis Arena on select home games this holiday season. Red Wings fans are encouraged to donate toward the cause at entry points located throughout the Arena.
2015 Red Kettle Nights:
- Thursday, December 10, 2015
- Monday, December 14, 2015
- Friday, December 18, 2015
- Tuesday, December 22, 2015
BELL RINGING COMPETITION:
Each season, Detroit Red Wings players, alumni, coaches, and management participate in a competition to raise additional funds for the Red Kettle Campaign. At locations throughout the Metro Detroit area, Red Wings fans are encouraged to meet their favorite player or coach and contribute to the cause. Continuing his streak of winning the friendly competition, GM Ken Holland's location raised more than $6,000 in 2015, with the help of Head Coach Jeff Blashill, toward the total donation of nearly $14,000. The average red kettle collects $200 in donations each day and the donations collected by the four groups in just two hours would equal nearly 70 days of bell ringing.
You can learn more about the Red Wings partnership with The Salvation Army here.