Salvation Army finds rare gold coins worth thousands in Red Kettles

Salvation Army finds rare gold coins worth thousands in Red Kettles	 	 	 			Courtesy of the Salvation Army

Salvation Army finds rare gold coins worth thousands in Red Kettles Courtesy of the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps is hosting its Kettle Match Day on Saturday, when Colonial Cafe and Jim & Mary Ann Lindquist will match all donations to the Salvation Army's red kettles up to $40,000.

"It's really cool", said Bond. "I hear about this stuff on the news, but it's with me now, so I feel part of this big thing that people really care about".

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign is an important holiday tradition in the Green Bay community, as numerous organization's programs operate only because of the money received through Red Kettle donations.

The charitable group occasionally gets atypical contributions like gold coins, wedding rings and even gold teeth, but the hearty handout will go an especially long way this season, a spokesman.

Salvation Army officials said in an email they don't know how much money was inside the little. "This year has been a tough one".

The Salvation Army in Hamilton has opened its Christmas loft in support of those struggling to meet the demands of the festive season.The Salvation Army in Hamilton has opened its Christmas loft in support of those struggling to meet the demands of the festive season. "So something like this is a huge jolt to our fundraising efforts".

The Salvation Army said they are very thankful for the donor's act of kindness.

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