Salvation Army donations seriously lagging

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Donations can be made at red kettles or by visiting salmich.org, texting SALMICH to 41444, calling 877-SAL-MICH, or sending a check or money order, made payable to The Salvation Army, to 16130 Northland Dr., Southfield, MI 48075.

Current and former Detroit Red Wings players and staff will serve as Salvation Army red kettle bell ringers at four metro Detroit retail locations on December 8.

"We get people right off the streets, not typical homeless, we get whole families, people who suddenly find themselves homeless", Tamayo said. "People can call me until December 24 to make a donation and I would be happy with assisting them with it".

Baldwin suffered a stroke in 2006 and has been in a wheelchair ever since.

This money helps programs and services the Salvation Army provides to the community.

"I just don't really know how to say how awesome this is to the people that get it", said one woman.

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The Detroit Red Wings organization has raised almost $135,000 for The Salvation Army through “Red Wings for Red Kettles” since 2005.

It's a small percentage with a big potential impact. still, Clark says charitable giving has withstood tax code changes before. "If we don't have the bell ringers out here doing this, we wouldn't be able to raise the funds that we need to take care of our community".

It's not just Winston-Salem dealing with a shortage of volunteers.

There are a number of ways to give to the Salvation Army.

The Isle of Wight Council and the Salvation Army are calling for volunteers to help make sure people experiencing homelessness do not have to bed down on Island streets this winter.

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