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Henrik Zetterberg to donate over 3,000 smoke detectors, $22.8K to local police and fire departments

Henrik Zetterberg teamed up with a coalition of police and fire departments from across Southeastern Michigan to collect smoke detectors at the Wings' final pair of preseason home games.

The Wings' PR department reports that Zetterberg will hand out his donations on Thursday, and the Wings state that over 3,000 smoke detectors and $22,800 were raised during the charitable initiative--with half of that $22.8K donation coming out of Zetterberg's pocket:

ZETTERBERG TO DISTRIBUTE SMOKE DETECTORS TO LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS AFTER PRACTICE ON WEDNESDAY
… Fire Department Representatives and Comerica Cares Volunteers to Watch Practice …

Detroit, MI… Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg will distribute more than 3,200 smoke detectors to local fire department representatives following the team’s 11 a.m. practice on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The fire departments will then, in turn, donate and install the smoke alarms to low-income residents throughout Metro Detroit who could otherwise not afford one.

During the team’s 12th annual Smoke Detector Collection presented by Comerica, fans donated smoke detectors and made monetary contributions at two in-game collections on Sept. 25 and Sept. 27. In his eighth season as the team spokesman for this initiative, Zetterberg personally matched the fans’ donations with an $11,400 donation to purchase additional smoke alarms. Kidde, a manufacturer of fire safety products, also donated 100 battery-operated smoke detectors for the distribution.

The annual Smoke Detector Collection began in 2001 in memory of former Red Wings player Brendan Shanahan’s father, who was a firefighter. Since the program’s inception, the Red Wings have now distributed more than 26,000 smoke detectors to local fire departments and agencies.

WHO:             Red Wings Captain Henrik Zetterberg
                       Comerica Cares Volunteers
                       FD Representatives from Clinton Township, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Flint, Livonia, Macomb Township, Port Huron, Saginaw, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Washington Township and Westland

WHAT:          Zetterberg Distributes 3,200 Smoke Detectors to Local FD Representatives
WHEN:          After Red Wings 11 a.m. Practice

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Its All Hockey's avatar

8 years and matching donation level - Hats off to you Zetterberg!

Posted by Its All Hockey on 10/07/13 at 02:54 PM ET

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