Gold bar left anonymously in Idaho Redemption Army donation kettle

CALDWELL, ID – Nestled amongst loose dollar bills and coins, Salvation Army officials found rather the surprise in among their red kettles on Monday.A one-ounce strong gold bar appeared in a kettle manned by a Salvation Army bell-ringer at a Walmart store in Ontario, Oregon.Salvation Army authorities stated the bar is valued at over $1,250.”In the last few years, the Redemption Army has gotten gold

coins and precious jewelry in their Red Kettles, however a gold bar is bit various,”stated Major Robyn Bridgeo, Corps Officer of The Redemption Army.Marked, stamped and in a protective case, the gold is a little bigger than a domino, and about as heavy as a small padlock, he stated.” I have actually seen a great deal of unusual things

dropped in the kettle over the years, but this is remarkable,”Bridgeo said.”This generous gift is a true reflection of the hearts of the people here in Treasure Valley.”” This is an unusual occurrence for the Treasure Valley, I

‘ve been with Redemption Army for 5 years and have actually never ever seen a gold bar dropped in any of the kettles,”added Hillary Dater Betz, The Redemption Army’s Donor Relations Director for Southern Idaho.The Salvation Army will secure the gold and get it assessed by an expert. “Evaluating by the gold value since this date, one ounce of gold is valued at $1,258.10 as discovered on, “Bridgeo said.There are only 5 days left in the Red Kettle campaign. The funds raised during the project remain in the community, and stretch into the new year– where it continues supplying service to assist those in requirement, company officials said.