KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Salvation Army Finds Gold Bar In Kettle



Bookmark and Share

The Salvation Army in Sioux Falls found a special surprise in one of their red kettles Monday night. In with the dollars and coins, a one ounce gold bar was found. This is the second gold bar donated in December.
 
It's this sound that echoes in front of stores all Christmas season, giving shoppers the chance to give to those less fortunate. But for one anonymous donor, a simple dollar bill wasn't enough.

Major Thomas Riggs, Salvation Army said," This is the first time in my 32 years that I have ever seen anyone put in a gold coin, or a gold bar."

On Riggs' desk, he has a yellow piece of paper that reads 'bell ringers are special people,' and the gold bar that was wrapped inside.
    
Riggs said the donation of gold could be worth up to $1,500. Money, he said, that's desperately needed. The start to the Red Kettle Campaign was a slow one, cold temperatures were hard on bell ringers, and shoppers were hard to come by.

 "And then with the way the calendar fell, with Thanksgiving falling late in the month, that slowed us down as well," Riggs said.

Throughout the Christmas season, Riggs said the organization helps 1,300 families alone.

"And then we have the regular social services that we do, which is about 1,100 to 1,200 people a month through that," Riggs said.

The organization also helps up to 600 seniors with groceries.
    
Riggs said every dollar donated is appreciated, but he's calling whoever gave this donation a 'Christmas Angel.'

"And I say, 'God Bless you very much,' and thank you, this is fantastic," Riggs said.

Even with this donation, Riggs said the organization probably won’t make 2013’s goal of $350,000. He said so far $309,000 has been collected.


< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Parent On School Break-In: "What's going to be done?"  story with video

Police are looking for the man who was found sleeping inside a Sioux Falls ...

SF Families Receive Home In Time For Holidays   story with video

Home is where the heart is, a phrase that many of us know to mean where you ...

Teen Arrested After Early Morning Crime Spree

A teenager is facing a number of charges after allegedly stealing ...

Supreme Court: DNA Evidence Lacks For New Trial  Nov. 26

Thanksgiving Dinner: Eating Safely  story with video  Nov. 26

Hospital, SD Settle Over Improper Medicaid Claims  Nov. 26

Man Found Sleeping In SF School Classroom  Nov. 26

Police: 16 Guns Stolen From Sioux Falls Home  Nov. 26

US Agency Threatens To Act Against Air Bag Maker  Nov. 26

State Supreme Court Rejects Taliaferro Appeal  Nov. 26

Bold Shoplifters Hit Best Buy Store In Rapid City  Nov. 26

Minnesota Tops Turkey Production In US  Nov. 26

8 People Indicted In Sioux City Officer Shooting  Nov. 26

Pierre Chooses Aerodynamics Inc. For Air Service  Nov. 26

4 SD Communities To See Municipal Tax Changes  Nov. 26

Nearly 2 Dozen Alco Stores Closing In The Dakotas  Nov. 26

Deadwood October Gambling Revenue Up Over 2013  Nov. 26

Top 5 Winter Getaways  story with video  Nov. 26

The Daily Scoop: 11-26-2014  story with video  Nov. 26

SD Man Gets 30 Years In Daughter's Death  Nov. 25

KDLT News Archive
     

Man Found Sleeping In SF School Classroom

Police are investigating a burglary at a Sioux Falls ...

SD Cheerleaders In NYC Thanksgiving Parade  story with video

Two small town South Dakota girls are taking a ...

SD Man Gets 30 Years In Daughter's Death

A South Dakota man convicted of killing his 2-year-old ...

No Injuries In Early Morning House Fire In SF  Nov. 25

Teen Arrested After Early Morning Crime Spree  Nov. 26

Police: 16 Guns Stolen From Sioux Falls Home  Nov. 26

Both Sides Want Judge To Rule On Gay Marriage  Nov. 25

Ferguson: Daylight Reveals Damage  story with video  Nov. 25

KDLT News Archive
     

Fuquan likes playing on young Skyforce  story with video

The Skyforce have a very young and talented team led by top draft pick Fuquan ...

Tigers ice cold in loss to Briar Cliff  story with video

MITCHELL, S. D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team ...

Voss, Tigers stay unbeaten with rally against Briar Cliff  story with video

Jalen Voss poured in 20 points as all 5 Tiger starters were in ...

Jacks glad to have Sumner back  story with video  Nov. 25

SMSU glad to make first Elite 8  story with video  Nov. 25

Balanced attack leads SDSU past Sam Houston  story with video  Nov. 24

Allen leads Dakota State over Cougars at USF  story with video  Nov. 24

Chadron State men no match for Jacks at Frost  story with video  Nov. 24

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top