- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The anonymous donation of four valuable gold coins have helped bring the Tulsa Area Command of the Salvation Army a little closer to is fundraising goal.

The Tulsa World reports (https://bit.ly/1sJYFcN ) that with just days left in the fundraising effort, the agency is about $150,000 shy of its $600,000 goal. But four gold coins dropped into the charity’s iconic red kettles have helped.

Three U.S. gold coins from the 1800s were dropped in kettles at three different locations. In addition, a South African krugerrand was placed in a kettle outside a grocery store. The coins have been valued at $5,107 with the krugerrand being valued at $1,200.

The Salvation Army’s area commander, Maj. Jim Taylor, says donations to the Red Kettle Campaign are flat compared to this time last year.

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Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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