Gold coins dropped in Salvation Army kettle

Gold coins dropped in Salvation Army kettle

A local fireman dropped a $1,200 South African Krugerrand coin like the one pictured here (not actual coin) wrapped in a $100 bill into a Salvation Army donation bucket at a Spokane Fred Meyers.

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on December 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 19 at 7:05 AM

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.

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