News Couple slips a check for $500k into Salvation Army Kettle

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    On Saturday in Rosemount, Minn., a couple dropped a check into a Salvation Army kettle outside a Cub Foods supermarket.

    Their gift was a bit more than the standard holiday donation, though.

    Well, okay. It was a lot more.

    The couple’s check was for $500,000.

    “Yes, we believe the check is definitely good,” Salvation Army spokeswoman Julie Borgen told the Star Tribune on Monday. “We have been in touch with the donors, but they want to remain anonymous.”



    The $500,000 check is the largest single donation that the local Salvation Army has collected in its kettles. The previous Twin Cities area record was a $25,000 gift.

    The donating couple “made the gift in hopes of encouraging others to give as generously as they can, too,” according to a Salvation Army news release.

    “You get to a point in life where it’s time to take care of others, the way you were taken care of,” the donors said in the charity’s release.

    The pair didn’t always have money to give, according to the release.

    They said they would “often rely [on] discarded food from the local grocery store” during their younger years.

    And there was this, from the release:

    Also, they wanted to honor one of their fathers, who served in the trenches in World War I, and was always grateful to the Salvation Army Donut Lassies who brought soldiers free coffee and donuts. That simple act of kindness and comfort made a lasting impression and created a family legacy of supporting The Salvation Army.

    “We are simply stunned and honored to have received such a generous gift,” said Maj. Jeff Strickler, the Salvation Army’s commander for the Twin Cities. “This is a true blessing and it could not come at a better time for The Salvation Army and the people we serve.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...million-dollars-into-a-salvation-army-kettle/
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    They probably were behind the eight ball once or twice in life and made good. Great story.
     
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    That fat pig could feed a whole tribe of cannibals for a month in Papua New Guinea.
     
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    "want to remain anonymous. $500K"

    Well we can be pretty sure which couple it wasn't!

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    I would, once I'm debt-free. I promise.
     
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    OH FUCKING SICK BURN

    CALL THE BURN WARD

    WE HAVE MAJOR BURNAGE HERE
     
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    That's awesome. even better that they wanted to stay anonymous.
     
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    The Salvation what? What do they do? Ring bells at Christmastime?
     
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    I know you don't think I'm giving this 4 million dollars to a bunch of nuns!
     
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    This sounds like the "anonymous" donation that Ted Danson made on Curb Your Enthusiasm...

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    I can tell you I worked for the Salvation Army some time ago and just about every nickel they get goes right to helping people who are in dire need of help. They are not some bullshit charity for kittens in Long Island! They are the real deal!
     
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    "Give her the check"

    "I WILLLLLLLLL"
     
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    That's nothing, look at the time we donate to NSAL, that's worth so much more! Right Robin?
     
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    If it was them, you know for damn sure it wouldn't have been anonymous. Beth would've been on her instagram with a kitten in one hand and the other putting the check in. Of course the picture would be an overhead shot and she would be lying on her back.
     
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    Who are you talking to