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Unique golden coin found in Salvation Army red kettle

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 16:37:23-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — A generous anonymous donor is giving hope to those in need.

The Salvation Army staff made a golden discovery in a kettle from last week's donations.

A Krugerrand coin was found in one of the kettles.

The Salvation Army said the gold coin is valued between $1800 and $2000.

“We have faced many challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and when a donation like this comes in, it truly is a message of hope for those in need," said Captain Patrick Gesner.

“To the anonymous donor, we of course want to say thank you! We are so grateful for this donation to the Red Kettle Campaign. These contributions stay right here in Corpus Christi and mean that we can serve a meal to someone who is hungry, keep the lights on for a family struggling to pay a utility bill, and provide a pathway to self-sufficiency for struggling families in our community for months to come.”

The Salvation Army bells will continue to ring outside stores through Christmas Eve.

People can still support the Salvation Army by donating to a red kettle or by taking the online Red Kettle Challenge.

Virtual red kettles provide the opportunity to set a goal and raise funds online as an individual or as a team.

To register for the Red Kettle Challenge, click here.

You can also text-to-donate by texting "KETTLE" to 91999.

For more information on the Red Kettle Campaign, Angel Tree, Red Kettle Challenge or any other Salvation Army program, please call (361)884-9497 or visit us at 521 Josephine Street., Corpus Christi, TX