On Monday, for the first time in Jefferson City, some unknown donor dropped an antique gold coin in one of the Red Kettles of Salvation Army. Lt. Christopher White, the Corps Officer in the Salvation Army, said they are planning to sell the coin at when the bell ringing season ends, which will continue till January.
Charles Clark, the volunteer received the donation at the Sam’s Club. He has been ringing bells with the Salvation Army for five years. He was also shocked as no one ever before has dropped that kind of coin in his kettle.
The coin is said to be an uncirculated 1998 American Eagle Gold Proof coin of weight 1 ounce. Its current value is approximately $1,300.The kettles are going a little below this point last year because of the cold weather. When in 2017, the kettles fundraising was $99,213, this year currently it reaches $96,144 which is 33% of the goal.
White adds they have no idea about the donor of the coin and extends his gratefulness to the unknown person by saying “Thank you so much”. He is also grateful for all other donations that have poured in this Christmas.
Meanwhile, Clark is hoping for another such coin donation. He presumes that this may happen again, and plans to continue ringing bells for Salvation Army, for next year and more years to come.