Montgomery County Red Kettle strikes Gold

A generous donor bestowed a pleasant Christmas surprise in a Montgomery County, Maryland on a Salvation Army red kettle last weekend, a solid gold coin. Captain Karl Dahlin of The Salvation Army Montgomery County discovered the gold coin Monday morning when he opened the bright red bucket. The Canadian gold coin came from a red kettle located in front of the Giant Food in Cabin John on Saturday. It has a face value of $50 but may be worth as much as $1,200. Funds from the sale of the coin will help close the fundraising gap in this y red kettle campaign which is down nearly 15%. The money raised through the annual Red Kettle Campaign helps locally struggling families and individuals through a variety of services and programs.