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Anonymous Donor Drops Coin Worth $1,500 In Salvation Army Kettle

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (KDVR) — For the 21 consecutive year an anonymous donor dropped a coin worth about $1,500 in a Salvation Army kettle in Fort Collins, Colora...
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (KDVR) — For the 21 consecutive year an anonymous donor dropped a coin worth about $1,500 in a Salvation Army kettle in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The Krugerrand coin was donated a red kettle outside a Hobby Lobby. This marks the third year in a row in which bell ringer Robert Thompson’s kettle received the coin.

“Our community continues to be blessed by this mystery donor year after year,” said Lt. Lincoln Hawk, administrator and pastor of the Salvation Army in Fort Collins. “While the donor is still unknown, what is clear is the impact this person has on our Red Kettle Campaign. They exemplify the spirit of Christmas and allow us to continue providing services in Fort Collins.”

Krugerrand coins were minted in South Africa. According to Monex.com, a single coin is valued at approximately $1,511.

The Salvation Army says donations in Colorado have dropped significantly this year and expected to be short of reaching its $2.2 million goal.

The charity says all donations made in Colorado stay in Colorado. The funds go toward a number of services, including giving meals to families in need and providing Christmas toys for children.

“The Salvation Army is now asking for the community’s help keeping those programs running so it can continue serving those less fortunate. If you see a Red Kettle, you can donate change, cash or checks. You can also donate with your smartphone at every Kettle site using Kettle Pay,” the organization said.