Mystery Donor Leaves $1,740 Gold Coin In TN Kettle

A mystery donor dropped a South African gold coin worth $1,740 in a Salvation Army kettle outside a Tennessee Sam's Club.

Jill Crow, past chairwoman of the Salvation Army advisory board, told The Leaf-Chronicle this is the fifth year the anonymous donor has given a gold coin. She said they call the donor the "angel of giving."

Crow said the Salvation Army depends on annual donations placed in the red kettles located outside of stores to keep its shelter open. She said the donation at the Clarksville Sam's Club will go a long way toward that goal. The Salvation Army is hoping to raise $150,000 this year.

Crow said they found the coin Thursday night while counting money.

She said the group is very thankful for the person's generosity.

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