Small coin amounts to large donation to Danville Salvation Army
DANVILLE, Ill. (WCCU) —
A $1,300 coin was found in a Danville Salvation Army red kettle at County Market on Vermilion Street.
Lieutenant John Woodard said since he's been at the Danville Salvation Army, one of theses coins has showed up during the red kettle campaign each year. They usually find it wrapped tightly in some form of a dollar bill and the donor remains anonymous.
"When we get this gold coin it just helps us,” Lt. Woodard said. “It helps us feel better about our kettle goal and I just want to say to that person what you give back, how you're giving back in this way is very beneficial and we thank you for it."
The Danville Red Kettle Campaign's goal is to raise $63,000 this year. So far they've collected about $24,000 among nine locations.