The Salvation Army thinks they got the biggest cash contribution ever put in a single red kettle in the Portland location Wednesday night, our affiliate KATU reported.
The Redemption Army– Portland Moore Street corps were stunned when they opened a kettle for their day-to-day deposit and saw one-hundred $100 bills– an overall of $10,000 in one kettle!The Salvation Army says normally, one$100 costs is worth celebrating.But this is very unanticipated.
“It’s amazing!”stated Captain Marcos Marquez, Corps Officer of The Redemption Army– Portland Moore Street Corps. “Whoever did this understands the excellent that will come of it; and while we do not know who put the cash in the kettle, because the money was all in money, they should know that we are extremely grateful to have gotten such a generous donation.”The big donation was made at the Fred Meyer at 3030 Weidler Street at the grocery door.The company said the contribution came at a time when many are suffering from providing fatigue
after the numerous natural catastrophes that happened this summer.Donations in the Salvation Army Red Kettles remain in the neighborhoods in which they were gotten. They help individuals in the community.The Redemption
Army has been gathering red kettle funds for Portland for more than 130 years. The bell-ringing donations account for almost 40 percent of the organization’s yearly funds used for services.