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The Salvation Army strikes gold again

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ALMANCE COUNTY, N.C. —The Salvation Army has struck gold again!

On Tuesday, two Australian gold coins and a $50 US Liberty platinum coin were dropped into one of The Salvation Army’s red kettles.

The coins were appraised locally for about $1700.

Lt. Jimmy Taylor, commanding officer of The Salvation Army of Alamance County said, “It’s amazing. You never expect to receive a gold coin in your kettle, but for it happen twice in one year, that’s unbelievable.  The generosity of this community continues to astound me.”

On Dec. 4th The Salvation Army received a Canadian Maple Leaf gold piece worth $1600.00.

“While we are behind our goal of $150,000.00 for the year, donations like this continue to bring us closer allowing us to continue Doing the Most Good in our community for those that need it most.”  

The Salvation Army’s red kettle program runs through Dec. 24th and raises funds to support the Army’s work in Alamance County.