Anonymous Donor Drops $1,100 Gold Coin Into Salvation Army Red Kettle

December 15, 2015 |

With Christmas just 10 days away, The Salvation Army of Roseville received an unexpected gift in the Red Kettle: a one ounce gold coin, with an estimated worth of more than $1,100.  

The coin was donated last Thursday 10 at the Hobby Lobby in Roseville. The donor, who asked to remain anonymous, called the Roseville Salvation Army unit the following day to confirm the donation. 

“This is definitely a Christmas surprise,” Lt. John Morrow, Salvation Army of Roseville Corps officer said. “You always hear about mystery donations in other locations and now it has happened in Roseville. We appreciate the donor’s incredible gesture and that person’s support for The Salvation Army.” 

The Salvation Army of Roseville has had at least 30 Red Kettle sites operating in the South Placer County area since late November. So far, more than $120,000 has been donated through the bell ringing efforts.  

All of the money raised from the campaign will support The Salvation Army’s local programs like basic social services assistance, Christmas assistance and youth programs. The region-wide Red Kettle campaign will conclude on Christmas Eve.  

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