A Mystery Donor Left GOLD in a Salvation Army Kettle
'Tis the season of giving, but this generous stranger took it to a whole new level!
At an Ontario, Oregon Walmart, someone left an actual gold bar in the red kettle where volunteers ring their bell to help gather donations for the Salvation Army. Normally, volunteers will find coins, bills, and the occasional check in their kettle, but this was a first for Major Robyn Bridgeo, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army, Caldwell Corps.
He reports the gold bar was around the size of a domino, but don't let that small size fool you. The gold bar, which was wrapped in a protective case, is estimated to be worth over $1,200. Says Bridgeo:
This generous gift is a true reflection of the hearts of the people here in Treasure Valley.
All the proceeds collected during Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign go toward support services in local communities. In this case, the generous donation will help those in need right here in the Treasure Valley.