Celebrity Bell Ring Day

Dec 3, 2014 | by Bradley Carter

Local celebrities ring in the holiday season for The Salvation Army’s 2014 Red Kettle Campaign
Media personalities and community leaders across southeastern Michigan will join together on Saturday, Dec. 6, for The Salvation Army’s Celebrity Bell Ringer Day. From 10 a.m. to noon, these local celebrities will spread holiday cheer by ringing a bell alongside The Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles to help raise awareness for the 2014 Red Kettle Campaign, The Salvation Army’s largest fundraiser of the year. 
You are invited to visit your favorite on-air personalities and local dignitaries 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, 2905 Union Lake Rd. in Commerce Township.

· FOX 2 News led by Amy Andrews at Westborn Market, 27659 Woodward Ave. in Berkley. 

· Stars of CBS’s current season of “Survivor: Blood vs. Water”

o Jaclyn Schultz and Jon Misch inside of Sears at Briarwood Mall, 100 Briarwood Cir. in Ann Arbor.

· WDIV Local 4 News’ 

o Lauren Podell at Kroger, 15251 23 Mile Rd. in Macomb, with her father Doug Podell of 94.7 WCSX.

· WXYZ Channel 7 Action News’ 

o Chris Edwards at Sam’s Club, 32625 Northwestern Hwy. in Farmington Hills, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

o Jennifer Bisram at 37550 W. 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills.

o Nima Shaffe at Heartland Marketplace, 33250 W. 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington.

o Rachel McCrary at Kroger, 22332 E. 9 Mile Rd. in St. Clair Shores.

o Ronnie Dahl at Hiller's Market, 3010 Union Lake Rd. in Commerce Twp.

o Ross Jones at the valet/main entrance to The Oakland Mall, 412 W. 14 Mile Rd. in Troy. Jones will be joined by the band Rio & the Rockabilly Revival.


· 94.7 WCSX-FM’s 

o Doug Podell at Kroger, 15251 23 Mile Rd. in Macomb, with his daughter Lauren Podell of WDIV Local 4 News. 

· WDET-FM 101.9’s

o Amy Miller and Nick Austin at Kroger, 2105 South Blvd. W. in Troy.

· WEMU-FM’s 

o Bob Eccles at the south entrance of Kroger, 2010 Whittaker Rd. in Ypsilanti. 

· WJLB-FM 98’s 

o Bushman at Mike's Fresh Market, 14383 Gratiot Ave. in Detroit.

· WKQI-FM Channel 955’s 

o Slim from Mojo in the Morning at Walmart, 2001 W. Maple Rd. in Troy.

· WMXD-FM’s 

o Mr. Chase at Imperial Supermarket, 1940 E. 8 Mile Rd. in Detroit.

· WNIC-FM 100.3’s 

o Chelsea at Sam's Club, 27300 Wixom Rd. in Novi.

· WOMC-FM 104.3’s

o Beau Daniels at Kroger, 571 E. Monroe St. in Dundee.

o Boogie Brian at Kroger, 31300 Michigan Ave. in Westland.

o Brian Cleary at Kroger, 30851 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville.

o Dave Fuller at Kroger, 200 S. Merriman Rd. in Westland.

o Donna Autry-Bartley at Kroger, 460 N. Lapeer Rd. in Lake Orion.

o Holly Hutton at Kroger, 64660 Van Dyke Rd. in Washington Township.

o Jean Harding at Kroger, 16450 26 Mile Rd. in Macomb.

o Jim Johnson at Kroger, 3600 W. Maple Rd. in Bloomfield Hills.

o Judy Galloway at Kroger, 15255 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

o Kelly Turner at Kroger, 5111 Highland Rd. in Waterford Township.

o Rhonda Brooks at Kroger, 30935 5 Mile Rd. in Livonia.

o Steve Dobrusin at Kroger 17447 Haggerty Rd. in Northville.

· WRIF-FM 101’s 

o Screamin' Scott at the east entrance of Walmart, 28804 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

· WWJ-AM Newsradio 950’s

o Aaron Gonzales at the “home” entrance of Walmart, 7555 Telegraph Rd. in Taylor.

o Beth Fisher at the “market” entrance of Walmart, 4555 Michigan Ave. in Canton.

o Ed Cardenas at Kroger, 23191 Marter Rd. in St. Clair Shores, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

o Rob Davidek at Walmart, 29574 7 Mile Rd. in Livonia.

o Tom Jordan at Kroger, 9700 Chilson Commons in Pinckney.

o Tony Ortiz at Kroger, 19855 W. 12 Mile Rd. in Southfield.

· WXYT-FM 97.1 The Ticket’s

o Stoney, Bill and Sara at the “grocery” door of Walmart, 26090 Ingersol Dr. in Novi. 

o The Ticket Chicks at the west door of Sears at Twelve Oaks Mall, 27550 Novi Rd. in Novi.

· WYCD-FM 99.5’s

o Rachael Hunter at the west door of Macy's at Twelve Oaks Mall, 27550 Novi Rd. in Novi. 


· Rio & the Rockabilly Revival at the valet/main entrance to The Oakland Mall, 412 W. 14 Mile Rd. in Troy. The band will be joined by WXYZ Channel 7 Action News’ Ross Jones.

Community Leaders

· Ann Arbor City Council Member Sabra Briere at Sears in Briarwood Mall, 100 Briarwood Cir. in Ann Arbor.

· Mayor Michael Armitage of the City of Milan at Kroger, 531 W. Main St. in Milan.

· Saline City Council Member David Rhoads at Walmart, 7000 E. Michigan Ave. in Saline.

We are so happy to have influential members of our community generously giving their time to be a part of Celebrity Bell Ringer Day. The Salvation Army’s red kettles will remain at storefronts through Dec. 24. Monetary donations can be made at any of the hundreds of kettle locations throughout southeast Michigan. 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   Text “SALMICH” to 71777 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

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