Someone put something very special inside a Salvation Army red kettle in Omaha. Director of Public Relations Susan Eustice says, “Just yesterday we discovered a small, one-tenth of an ounce gold panda coin was placed in a kettle last Saturday. What a special, special surprise that was.”
The coin was dropped into a kettle outside Mangelsen’s in southwest Omaha and is valued around $170. Eustice says the Salvation Army is very grateful for this generous donation.
The Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights Campaign has raised about one-third of its $3-million goal so far this year. Hundreds of volunteer bell ringers are still needed now through Christmas Eve in order to meet their goal. The money funds and supports over 20 social service programs.