Gold coin worth $1,875 found in Salvation Army of Kenosha red kettle

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Salvation Army of Kenosha received a generous donation in one of their red kettles last week -- a gold coin worth over $1,000.

The organization says the coin is a one-ounce $50 coin worth $1,875. It was dropped in a kettle at the Pick N' Save on 75th Street on Dec. 8. 

“This generous donation in our kettle was a wonderful surprise,” said Marie Lewis, the Auxiliary Captain at The Salvation Army of Kenosha. “We are so blessed to have a community that supports us and helps us care for those most in need.”

The Salvation Army says red kettles in Kenosha have been struggling this year with the lack of ringers available and COVID-19 restrictions.

“This means so much to us because we can help more people with basic needs and will help to keep our programing going,” Lewis said.

Red kettles will remain in the community until Thursday, Dec. 24.

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Donations can be made at the red kettles or by texting KENOSHA to 24365.

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