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Secret Santa Drops $10,000 In Portland Salvation Army Red Kettle


Someone dropped $10,000 in $100 bills in a Salvation Army Red Kettle outside the Fred Meyer store on Northeast Weidler Street sometime Wednesday, Dec. 6. 

Someone dropped $10,000 in $100 bills in a Salvation Army Red Kettle outside the Fred Meyer store on Northeast Weidler Street sometime Wednesday, Dec. 6. 

Courtesy of the Salvation Army 

Some Secret Santa just dropped $10,000 in cash into a Salvation Army Red Kettle outside a Hollywood neighborhood grocery store.

The Salvation Army officers said Thursday the donation was made sometime Wednesday, Dec. 6, at a kettle outside the Fred Meyer store at 3030 N.E. Weidler St. The donation was in $100 bills and is the largest cash contribution in a single Red Kettle bucket in the Portland area.

“Whoever did this knows the good that will come of it,” said Salvation Army Capt. Marcos Marquez, officer of The Salvation Army’s Moore Street Corps. “And while we do not know who put the money in the kettle, since the money was all in cash, they should know that we are very grateful to have received such a generous donation.”

The Salvation Army’s annual six-week fundraiser campaign usually provides enough money to fund about 40 percent of the its services. The religious organization said it had raised a little more than 30 percent of its $750,000 goal.

Read the whole story at Pamplin Media.

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