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Anonymous donor deposits $1,400 coin in Salvation Army kettle

By William Charles Baker     Dec 27, 2010 in World
Broomfield - A generous donor deposited a South African Krugerrand in a Salvation Army kettle in front of a Walmart store in Broomfield, Colorado.
The gold coin, valued at $1,400, was an act of generosity that duplicated another charitable moment when a similar coin was found last year in a kettle in Boulder, Colorado. Other items have been found such as a $1,200 platinum ring last year by the same bell ringer who was collecting donations at the Broomfield store.
The Red Kettle campaign of the Salvation Army has been the recipient of other valuable donations over past years. The Broomfieldenterprise reports: β€œIn 2009, a rare, 1902 $20 Liberty gold coin was dropped in a kettle at the Stapleton Sam's Club. Another gold coin, 1904 $20 Liberty Gold Piece, was also dropped in the kettle outside the Pavilions Corner Bakery on Denver's 16th Street Mall.”
The sale of a single coin is reported to be able to provide support to seven families with food, emergency shelter and rent. An average of $200 worth of assistance is usually given to each family.
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