Anonymous Donor Leaves Generous Gift in Salvation Army Red Kettle


by Whitney LB Miller

ANCHORAGE - The Salvation Army in Alaska says an anonymous donor dropped a one-ounce American Eagle gold coin into a red kettle at the Midtown Walmart store, Tuesday night. 

"We were surprised,"said Jenni Ragland, a spokesperson for Salvation Army in Alaska. "I have been here 30 years and I don’t remember seeing one of those in our kettle before."

The coin has an estimated value between $1,700 and $1,800.

According to Ragland, 10 silver coins were found in Fairbanks last season, however, "this is the first in Anchorage," she said.

Ragland also noted the coin will most likely be invested into programs and services provided by the non-profit organization.



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