3 gold coins dropped in Salvation Army Red Kettle

Gold coins worth an estimated $1,500 each from anonymous donor in Washington County

A man donates at a Salvation Army Red Kettle, Nov. 19, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
A man donates at a Salvation Army Red Kettle, Nov. 19, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign has received three gold coins worth an estimated $1,500 a piece from an anonymous donor in Washington County.

The Oregonian reports that agency spokeswoman Teresa Steinmetz says the coins were dropped into three separate kettles on Friday. She says last week’s gift marks the first year the Portland metro area has received three of the coins in one season.

But even with the $4,500 gift, Steinmetz says the nonprofit is still behind in reaching its $800,000 goal.

The agency’s Portland metro coordinator has cited recent bad weather as having an effect on fundraising efforts.

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