Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Salvation Army donations low

Salvation Army donations low

Forwards Tomas Tatar and goaltender Petr Mrazek will represent the Red Wings at Kroger in Royal Oak (2200 E. 12 Mile Rd.), while Red Wings Alumni Kris Draper and Chris Osgood will bell ring at the Kroger location in Plymouth (15455 Haggerty Rd.).

Outside of the Sam's Club on Hanes Mall Blvd., you'll find Earl Baldwin sitting in his wheelchair, ringing his bell, and giving a kind word to anyone who walks past him.

Santa said, "It's definitely a joy to see a smile on a child's face when they see Santa Claus in person".

The Corp Commander says this is needed more than ever with their Red Kettle Campaign numbers down.

"I have had this happen to me before and I know how cool it is for the families to receive it", said another woman.

Fort Wayne area donations to the annual holiday fundraiser are running about 20 percent behind where they should be at this point of the season, Capt. Luis Acosta, the Army's pastor-administrator reported today. "It's going to help a lot of people".

"This is a commitment this team has made to the community, to be part of something", said Glenn Johnson, president of UAW Local 1112.

Funds have been trickling in while the need continues to increase.

The Salvation Army needs bell ringers all over.

The Salvation Army IOW Homeless Service is supporting the Council by opening its doors to the homelessness from now until the end of March 2018 and the 2 organisations are asking any individuals, groups or businesses to join them in working in a volunteer capacity.

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