BEAVERTON, Ore. – Someone dropped gold coins worth $4,275 into a Salvation Army kettle in Beaverton Tuesday, the charity told KGW Wednesday.
The coins, three South African Krugerrands, came at a time when the Salvation army said it needs them most.
"This is truly a blessing for our services and community as we approach Christmas," said Jared Arnold with the Salvation Army in a press release. "With Christmas just a week away, we know we just have a few days left to raise money for essential services to the community. A donation like this will really go far in helping those in need."
The Salvation Army said the donation was a welcome surprise because fundraising is down about $113,000 this year because Thanksgiving fell so late in November.