$1,500 gold coin dropped in Evansville red kettle

$1,500 gold coin dropped in Evansville red kettle
Red Kettle Donations

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Salvation Army says they received another gold piece Thursday.

It was dropped in the red kettle at the Schnucks on Washington Ave.

Salvation Army officials say it’s a one ounce Gold Krugerrand with an estimated value of $1500.

Major Mark Turner said, “this gold coin is a tremendous blessing to the work and mission of The Salvation Army. With $100,000 to raise in less than a week this gives us hope that we can achieve the goal of raising $300,000 this Christmas Season. It is vital that our goal is reached so The Salvation Army has the resources to feed the hungry, and provide other vital services to the poor and under privileged in our community this season and throughout the year.”

This isn’t the first gold piece found in a red kettle in Evansville.

Officials say a one ounce gold bar was dropped in the kettle at Sam’s Club on Saturday.

The Rotary Club of Evansville was volunteering to ring the bells at the time.

“The Rotary Club of Evansville was honored to participate in The Salvation Army bell ringing program. Part of Rotary’s mission is to give back in ways that improve the quality of life for those less fortunate. There are many ways we help, but Rotarians agree that this is one of the most fun, impactful, and iconic ways to help The Salvation Army change lives for the better,” said President of the Rotary, Scott Hurt.

The Christmas Kettle Bells will continue to ring through December 24.

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