Minnesota Couple Drops $500000 Donation into Salvation Army Kettle, Report
Minnesota Couple Drops $500000 Donation into Salvation Army Kettle, Report

Minnesota Couple Drops $500000 Donation into Salvation Army Kettle “Photo”

A couple with a history of giving big donations to the Salvation Army topped their past donations by dropping a check for $500,000 into a Red Kettle station in Minnesota, the organization reports.

Not only was it the largest single such gift the organization has received in the Twin Cities, but it also blew the bells off the previous record of $25,000.

The couple asked to remain anonymous but told the Salvation Army they made the gift in hopes of encouraging others to give generously.

One of their fathers served in the trenches during World War I and was always grateful for Salvation Army donut and coffee deliveries, the couple said.

They also said they remember when money was tight and they relied on discarded food from the local grocery store.

“You get to a point in life where it’s time to take care of others, the way you were taken care of,” the donors said, according to the organization.

The donation came a day after the Salvation Army’s annual mystery benefactor or benefactors, “Saint Grand,” left $1,100 in cash in two Roseville kettles.

The organization is trying to raise $11.6 million this year.

“We are simply stunned and honored to have received such a generous gift,” said Maj. Jeff Strickler, the Salvation Army’s Twin Cities commander. “This is a true blessing, and it could not come at a better time for the Salvation Army and the people we serve.”


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