The Salvation Army receives gold and silver worth more than $6100

16 December, 2017, 05:58 | Author: Lester Mason
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The Salvation Army confirmed that a gold 1979 Krugerrand coin was dropped in a kettle at the Walmart on Kietzke Lane in Reno last night. The coin is not particularly rare but it is literally worth its weight in gold. In the 1970s mints produced millions of them, he said.

In both cases, as in earlier years, the coins were wrapped inside a dollar bill.

"Without sufficient donations to the kettle campaign, I am concerned about our ability to meet the need for social services and continue providing the same level of service across the region", said Stephen Banfield, that division's commander.

"I was in the flood of Agnes in 1972 and I don't know what I would have done without the Salvation Army", said Maggie Kozak. "Most have no value".

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"This one, however, is a tremendous boost to the bell ringing campaign", according to Fowler. "Where we are it is quite possible that we will fail to reach our target by at least 25 per cent and we don't want that because we have the programmes in place that we need to get financed", Communication Relations Director Major Denzil S Walcott told journalists at the church's Reed Street, St Michael headquarters.

This year's Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign started November 10 in Kankakee County, and at last count, had met 53 percent of its $241,000 goal. The Reno Corps set a $285,000 goal for this year.

For the fourth consecutive year, the so-called has dropped gold 1947 Mexican 50-peso coins into a Salvation Army Red Kettle outside of a store in Pompano Beach.


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