We Are Keeping Our Neighbors in Need Warm During Frigid Michigan Temperatures.
The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit reminds the public that their neighbors in need may need help staying warm during the frigid temperatures expected this week. According to the National Weather Service, a wind chill watch is in effect through the morning of Thursday, Jan. 31. The nonprofit’s 13 corps community centers are serving as warming centers during normal business hours, as well as providing utility assistance to those having difficulty paying their heating bills.
“The Salvation Army is opening its doors to protect our neighbors in need from the brutal, harsh Michigan weather,” said Major Russ Sjögren, general secretary and metro Detroit area commander for The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. “We provide essential social services such as food and shelter every day, but it’s crucial to offer warmth assistance as we experience such severe low temperatures.”
Metro Detroiters can get respite from the dangerous temperatures, by visiting any of the following Salvation Army locations:
- Dearborn Heights – 26700 W. Warren Ave. (313) 563-4457
- Detroit Conner Creek – 3000 Conner St. (313) 822-2800
- Grandale – 11311-25 Montrose Ave. (313) 835-3736
- Harbor Light – 3737 Lawton St. (313) 361-6136
- Temple – 3729 W. Chicago Rd. (313) 897-2914
- Farmington Hills – 27500 Shiawassee (248) 477-1153
- Mt. Clemens – 55 Church St. (586) 469-6712
- Plymouth – 9451 S. Main St. (734) 453-5464
- Pontiac – 469 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. S. (248) 334-2407
- Royal Oak – 3015 N. Main St. (248) 585-5600
- Warren – 24140 Mound Rd. (586) 754-7400
- Wayne/Westland – 2300 Venoy Rd. in Westland (734) 722-3660
- Wyandotte – 1258 Biddle Ave. (734) 282-0930
The plunging temperatures also serve as a reminder that The Salvation Army cannot provide these critical social services without the generosity of their supporters. We will continue to accept Red Kettle donations through Thursday, Jan. 31.
“For every dollar donated, 87 cents helps those who need it the most,” added Sjögren. “Red Kettle donations to The Salvation Army will allow us to continue serving the metro Detroit community, not just the winter months, but all year round.”
To contribute and help keep families and individuals warm across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties:
· Click here to donate online.
· Text SALMICH to 41444
· Call 877-SAL-MICH
· Send a check or money order, made payable to The Salvation Army, to 16130 Northland Dr., Southfield, MI 48075
For assistance on finding the center nearest you, click here or call (248) 443-5500.