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Local media outlets highlight WSU student volunteers kicking off Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign

November 12, 2012

More than a dozen Wayne State University student volunteers worked early last Thursday morning to help install a giant red kettle at Campus Martius Park in Detroit. Between 5:30 and 7:30 a.m., the students and Allingham Crane workers used a crane to lift the structure -- roughly 56 feet tall and 24 feet wide -- into place and manually attached 25,000 LED lights. The lights are to be lit Nov. 16 to celebrate the official kickoff of the organization's Red Kettle Campaign. The students, members of the men's baseball team, joined Maj. Mark Anderson, the Salvation Army's general secretary and metro Detroit commander, in ringing the first bell of the season. Photos are included.