The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit celebrates
12th annual Doing the Most Good Week® May 11-21
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., (May 9, 2017) – The Salvation Army is hosting its 12th annual Doing the Most Good Week®, May 11-21, designed to celebrate metro Detroiters who, through their actions, are making an impact in their communities.
“Doing the Most Good Week® is a reminder to individuals that they can make a difference in someone else’s life 365 days a year,” said Major Russ Sjögren, general secretary and metro Detroit area commander for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. “We encourage past, present and future do-gooders to do something positive in their neighborhood.”
To mark Doing the Most Good Week®, The Salvation Army and partner organizations will host the following activities and events:
11th Annual Clay Shoot Benefitting The Salvation Army Outdoors
On Thursday, May 11, The Salvation Army Outdoors will host its 11th Annual Clay Shoot presented by the Detroit Gun Club in Walled Lake. The Salvation Army Outdoors provides youth and their families with engaging and educational outdoor experiences. This event is the only regulation 100 round sporting clay shoot on the east side of Michigan, and offers attendees a full day of activities including a variety of shooting games, live auction, lunch and dinner. Two flight times are available at noon and 3 p.m. for participants of all skill levels. Cost for individuals is $285, or teams of five can register for $1,250.
National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive
On Saturday, May 13, residents across metro Detroit are encouraged to leave non-perishable food in bags or boxes near their mailboxes for their letter carriers to pick up for the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger® food drive. Food donations in Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, Royal Oak, Warren and Wyandotte will stock food pantries at Salvation Army corps community centers in those cities.
Celebrity Bed & Bread Truck Ridealongs
Local celebrities will hit the streets of Detroit on The Salvation Army Bed & Bread trucks during Doing the Most Good Week®. WCSX’s Jim O’Brien will volunteer his time and talent on Tuesday, May 16, WYCD’s Rob Stone will be on the trucks on Wednesday, May 17, Screamin’ Scott from WRIF will ridealong on Thursday, May 18, and several members of the Detroit Tigers’ Wives will take shifts throughout the day serving meals on Friday, May 19.
The Salvation Army’s Bed & Bread program serves more than 4,000 meals each day and provides shelter to 450 people every night. Annually, the Bed & Bread program serves 18,720 gallons of soup; 93,600 loaves of bread; 130,000 pounds of deli meat; 182,000 hot dogs; and 520,000 pieces of fruit and snacks.
About Doing the Most Good Week®
Doing the Most Good Week® is unique to metro Detroit, and coincides with the annual National Salvation Army Week, which was designated by U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower in 1954.
About The Salvation Army
Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. This past year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing 2,724,152 meals and 652,786 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.87 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at www.salmich.org.