Record check found in Salvation Army kettle

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Record $500,000 Check Found In Salvation Army Kettle


The annual Salvation Army holiday fundraising campaign has resulted in a big surprise.

The organization announced that, this past Saturday, it received a $500,000 check in one of its red kettles in Minnesota.

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This amount sets a new record for the largest single donation made to a Twin Cities Salvation Army kettle.

And it far exceeds the previous record of $25,000.

A Salvation Army spokeswoman has commented, "We have been in touch with the donors, but they want to remain anonymous."

The couple has said that their donation is intended to inspire generosity in others and show gratitude for the help the father of one of them received during the First World War.

The Salvation Army's red kettle program began in 1891, and the funds are used to help the less fortunate year round.

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