Dec 3, 2015

Local celebrities to spread holiday cheer ringing bells for The Salvation Army’s 2015 Red Kettle Campaign

Media personalities and musicians across southeastern Michigan will come together on Saturday, Dec. 5 for The Salvation Army’s Celebrity Bell Ringer Day. From 10 a.m. to noon, local celebrities will spread holiday cheer by ringing a bell alongside The Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles to help raise awareness for the 2015 Red Kettle Campaign, The Salvation Army’s largest fundraiser of the year.
The public is encouraged to visit their favorite on-air personalities at one of more than 35 storefront kettle locations across southeast Michigan. Visitors are welcome to ask for autographs or take photographs with their favorite celebrity in exchange for a red kettle donation. 

Celebrities will be ringing to fill kettles at the following locations:
·         CBS62’s
o   Karen Carter at Kroger, 5111 Highland Rd. in Waterford

·         FOX 2 News’s 
o   Amy Andrews with Rio and the Rockabilly Revival at Walgreens, 30852 Woodward Ave. in Royal Oak
o   Amy Lange at Orin Jewelers, 101 E. Main St. in Northville
o   Anqunette Jamison and Jay Towers at Kroger, 1237 Coolidge Highway in Troy
o   Erika Erickson at CVS, 900 W. Nine Mile Rd. in Ferndale
o   Hannah Saunders at Walgreens, 28901 Greenfield Rd. in Southfield
o   Huel Perkins and Roop Raj at Walmart (door 2), 2001 W. Maple Rd. in Troy
o   Ingrid Kelley and Robin Murdoch at Kroger, 19855 W. 12 Mile Rd. in Southfield
o   Maurielle Lue and M.L. Elrick at Mike’s Market, 19195 Livernois in Detroit
o   Monica Gayle at Kroger, 3600 W. Maple Rd. in Bloomfield Hills
o   Ron Savage at Kroger, 7350 N. Middlebelt Rd. in Westland
o   Taryn Asher at Kroger, 4888 North Adams in Rochester

·         WDIV Local 4 News’
o   Lauren Podell outside of Macy’s at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, with her father Doug Podell of 94.7 WCSX.


·         94.7 WCSX-FM’s
o   Doug Podell outside of Macy’s at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, with his daughter Lauren Podell of WDIV Local 4 News
o   Paul Buck at the “Market and Pharmacy” door of Walmart, 10400 Highland Rd. in Hartland
o   Trudi Daniels at Busch’s, 24445 Drake Rd. in Farmington Hills

·         98.7 Amp WDZH-FM’s
o   Julia at the Men’s Store of Macy’s at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights
o   Rat + Puff at Kroger, 8920 W. 8 Mile Rd. in Ferndale

·         CBS Radio’s
o   Alisa Zee and Steve Dobrusin at Kroger, 37550 W. 12 Mile in Farmington Hills
o   Danielle Boni and Rhonda Brooks at Kroger, 30935 5 Mile Rd. in Livonia
o   Kelly Turner at Kroger, 39950 W. 14 Mile Rd. in Commerce Township
o   Penny Starr at Kroger, 45540 Michigan Ave. in Canton

·         WDET-FM 101.9’s
o   Amy Miller and Nick Austin at Sam’s Club, 31020 John R Rd. in Madison Heights
o   Sandra Svoboda at Kroger, 20422 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Woods

·         WDVD-FM 96.3’s
o   Blaine Fowler, Lauren Crocker and Joe Santos at JCPenney (Floor 2) at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi

·         WJLB-FM 98’s
o   Bushman at Glory Food, 14100 Woodward Ave. in Highland Park

·         WJR-AM Newsradio 760’s
o   Ken Rogulski & son Alex Duncan at Walmart (door 1), 2001 W. Maple Rd. in Troy

·         WKQI-FM Channel 955’s
o   Slim, Emily and Joey at Kroger, 4099 Telegraph in Bloomfield Hills

·         WMGC-FM’s
o   Rico Beard and Rob Pascoe (with family) at Carson’s at Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia

·         WMXD-FM’s
o   Mr. Chase at Ferndale Foods, 600 W. Nine Mile Rd. in Ferndale

·         WNIC-FM 100.3’s
o   Chelsea at Kroger, 15255 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn
o   Theresa Lucas at VG’s, 980 E. Grand River Ave. in Brighton

·         WOMC-FM 104.3’s
o   Beau Daniels at Kroger, 2641 Plymouth Rd. in Ann Arbor
o   Holly Hutton at JCPenney, 50753 Waterside Dr. in Chesterfield
o   Jim Johnson at Kroger, 2105 South Blvd. in Troy
o   Mike Shannon at Kroger, 7000 Monroe Blvd. in Taylor
o   Stacey DuFord at Kroger, 685 E. Maple Rd. in Birmingham
o   Steve Kostan at Kroger (far north door), 17447 Haggerty Hwy in Northville

·         WRIF-FM 101’s
o   Meltdown at Kroger, 47650 Grand River Ave. in Novi

·         WWJ-AM Newsradio 950’s
o   Brooke Allen at Kroger, 26233 Hoover Rd. in Warren
o   Greg Bowman at Walgreens, 13550 W. 9 Mile Rd. in Oak Park
o   Pat Vitale at Kroger, 33523 8 Mile Rd. in Livonia
o   Rob Davidek at Busch’s, 37083 6 Mile Rd. in Livonia
o   Sandra McNeill at Kroger, 13700 E. 14 Mile Rd. in Warren
o   Tom Jordan at Kroger, 9968 E. Grand River Ave. in Brighton

·         WXYT-FM 97.1 The Ticket’s
o   Stoney, Bill and Sara at Kroger, 25780 Middlebelt Rd. in Farmington Hills
o   Ticket Chicks at the south door of Macy’s at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi

·         WYCD-FM 99.5’s
o   Jack Shell at the valet/main entrance of Oakland Mall in Troy
o   Rachael Hunter at the west door of Macy’s at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi
o   Rob Stone at Kroger, 23191 Marter Rd. in St. Clair Shores


·         Detroit Free Press’s
o   Jim Schaefer at Hollywood Market, 714 N. Main St. in Royal Oak


·         Rio & the Rockabilly Revival and Amy Andrews at Walgreens, 30852 Woodward Ave. in Royal Oak

“We are so happy to have these popular members of our community graciously giving their time to be a part of Celebrity Bell Ringer Day,” said Major Russell Sjögren, general secretary and metro Detroit area commander for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. “Not only do we have fun visiting them, it also brings awareness to the red kettles, which are vital in raising the funds necessary to give hope to our neighbors in need throughout the year.”

The Salvation Army’s red kettles will remain at storefronts across southeast Michigan through Dec. 24. Volunteer bell ringers are still welcome to man kettles. Visit to pick a location and time.

Donations collected through the Red Kettle Campaign benefit local families and individuals in the communities they are given.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign:
o   Visit
o   Text “SALMICH” to 41444 to donate via mobile phone
o   Call 877-SAL-MICH
o   Send a check or money order, made payable to The Salvation Army, to:  16130 Northland Dr., Southfield, MI 48075

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization that gives hope to people in need without discrimination. The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit allocates $.85 of every dollar it raises to delivering vital social services and programs through more than 100 locations across southeast Michigan. Last year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit helped provide 3,024,046 meals and 736,695 nights of shelter to neighbors in need. As the single largest provider of social services in Michigan, outside of state government, The Salvation Army also gives hope through emergency, legal aid, counseling, character-building and recreational assistance. Join The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit in giving hope this holiday season by donating at or 877-SAL-MICH.

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