Gold coin found in Salvation Army kettle in Kentucky

Dec 23, 2017, 00:27
Gold coin found in Salvation Army kettle in Kentucky

The Salvation Army of Greenwood is projecting a $15,000 drop in donations to its Red Kettle Campaign this year. They are urging everyone who's out stocking up on last minute Christmas supplies to dig a little deeper when they pass a bell ringer braving the now-cold weather to get them over the top.

The organization says it was found among the donations at the Hubbards Lane Kroger. "We rely on all donations to be able to help people in financial crisis to pay for their rent and mortgage, utilities, medical needs, furniture, clothing and many other necessities".

Volunteers at The Salvation Army were not only busy Friday, Dec. 22, preparing for the donation match tomorrow, they were helping out parents shop for their children for Christmas. "We know that it has been a very hard year for many families in our community, and our prayer is for these families to be blessed this Christmas season and for our resources to be multiplied", said Major Brett Meredith, Area Commander. Kettles will remain at storefronts across Metro Atlanta through December 23.

11Alive partners with the Salvation Army each year to fill their food banks with the Can-A-Thon.

"We ended up having to fill a good many of them, but we made sure we were very generous and I just know these kids are going to feel really blessed come Christmas morning", Stewart said. The Salvation Army distributed food to 8,205 individuals past year.

Sponsors of this year's Christmas Day Dinner are Clark Material and Handling Company and Whitaker Bank Corporation of Kentucky.

"Some of our individual kettles have increased, from an individual kettle base from a year ago", Hughes said.

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