A generous donation to the Salvation Army in Omaha. Over the weekend someone dropped an African gold Krugerrand into a red kettle in northwest Omaha. The coin is a half ounce of gold worth over $800.
Salvation Army spokesperson Susan Eustice says the last time a Krugerrand was found in a red kettle in Omaha was in 2009 and that year several were found. Eustice says they do find other valuable items dropped in kettles from time to time. She says they have found wedding rings, necklaces, bracelets and hundred dollar bills wrapped tightly with a rubber band.
The Salvation Army in Omaha registered a record 4,800 bell ringers volunteering at more than 92 kettles last Friday and Saturday alone. The Red Kettle drive runs through December 24th.