Six Detroit players, coach and general manager scheduled to collect donations in Plymouth, Northville, Birmingham and Troy.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- John McKay
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Members of the Detroit Red Wings will be sporting red kettles Friday in Plymouth, Northville, Birmingham and Troy to raise money for the Salvation Army, according to a news release from the team. Coach Mike Babcock and Ken Holland, the team's executive vice president and general manager, will collect donations from 3:30-5:30 p.m. outside Hiller's Market in downtown Northville. Holland is serving as the honorary chairman for the Salvation Army's 2011 Red Kettle Campaign for the sixth straight year, according to the news release. Drew Miller and Valtteri Filppula of the Red Wings will be at the Kroger in Plymouth. Red Wings players Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm will collect donations in front of Hockeytown Authentics in Troy. Fans at …
Volunteers began working Tuesday and will work until Thursday to sort through donations of non-perishable food items.
Plymouth residents Peggy and Ray Schneider joined plenty of other volunteers in the gym at Salvation Army Plymouth Corps on Tuesday in an effort to sort more than 39,000 pounds of donated food that will go to help families in need this summer. The Schneiders, who are Salvation Army Plymouth Corp's Family Volunteers of the Year, worked to weed out expired foods that were donated during local food drives held this past weekend. "I always felt they did a good job," Ray Schnieder said about why he and his wife volunteer with Salvation Army. "They do a good job of finding out, determining who really is needy. They have a good screening process. I've known people who have gotten help from them." Peggy Schneider said she worked closely with …