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Salvation Army Finds Gold Coin In Red Kettle

Posted at 9:33 AM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 09:33:50-05

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) – With just two days left in the 2018 Red Kettle season and facing a $65,000 deficit toward their $565,000 goal, The Salvation Army got somewhat of a “Christmas Miracle” Friday as a one-ounce gold coin estimated to be valued at nearly $1,300, was found in a Red Kettle.

Area Commander, Major Roy Williams says the coin was pulled from a kettle at the Bashford Manor Walmart store, the third straight year an anonymous donor has given a gold coin.

“It’s always a wonderful surprise to find one and truly speaks to the generosity of the Louisville community. “It’s something we think about every year when the campaign begins; because in many ways it’s become part of the Red Kettle tradition. It doesn’t happen often in Louisville, but when it does, it’s a true blessing, especially with the campaign set to end on Monday.”

You can provide support for someone who needs to change their lives by donating. People can still give to Red Kettles at more than 80 locations around metro Louisville through December 24.