Salvation Army finds gold in red kettles

Gold coin. Dec. 1, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – There’s gold in those red kettles. For the fourth year in a row, gold coins have been dropped in Salvation Army kettles in Mahoning County.

Two 1 oz. gold coins were discovered at collection points at the Austintown Walmart and at the Sparkle Market in Cornersburg, according to a release from the Salvation Army of Mahoning County. The coins are believed to be worth around $1,100 each.

In the release, local coordinator Major Elijah Kahn says, “We may never know the individuals who donated them, but we will see in a tangible way, the impact of their generosity in the lives of those we serve this Christmas and year round.”

The goal for the 2015 Mahoning County kettle campaign is $350,000. Bells will be ringing until December 24.

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