DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – The Salvation Army of Dearborn Heights was overwhelmed by the generosity of students at Riverside Middle School in Dearborn Heights. The school’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, presented the student body with an interesting challenge – If students were able to collect 4,000 cans of food, Principal Jason Gribble would sing in front of the entire school.
“The students at Riverside Middle School really impressed us with their generosity,” said Capt. Caleb Senn of the Dearborn Heights Corps. “It’s wonderful to see young people getting involved to help the community.”
Riverside students well exceeded all expectations for the food drive by donating more than 4000 canned goods and $150 in gift cards, which will be used in The Salvation Army feeding program and pantry.
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 3,194,802 million meals and 687,203 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.85 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.