Christmas surprises help Salvation Army's Kettle Drive
FOX 4 Staff
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades County announced some surprising donations turned up in its red kettles around the area.
Two 1975 gold Krugerrand coins were given this week, each valued at around $1,700 and given along with notes with Bible verses on the importance of giving generously.
Also a 2012 Liberty Eagle silver dollar was dropped in a red kettle with a note that read: “Inspired by ‘In Memory of Mimi’ donor.”
Another anonymous donor dropped $1,000 cash in crisp $100 bills in The Salvation Army’s red kettle – the second such donation this season!
“It’s such a blessing each time we open the kettles up to find these rare donations,” said Major Tom Louden, Area Commander for The Salvation Army. “Especially now, when we are so concerned about meeting our goal, these gifts bring us hope. Donors in this community never cease to amaze me.”
With only 5 days left to ring the bells, The Sakvation Army has only reached 54% of its $720,000 goal – the charity must raise over $66,000 each day to meet that goal.