Gold Coin Boosts Salvation Army Donations In Brown County

The Salvation Army of Brown County branch may not have received frankincense or myrrh, but its bell ringers find a gift of gold.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette report that an anonymous donor dropped a gold coin in a red kettle this week.

The one-ounce American Eagle coin is worth $1,600.

Organization Capt. Ken Shiels said he had to check it over at first to know it was real.

He said it was a thrill to find out that it was, and an extra thrill to discover how much it’s worth.

He said he’d like to think the donation reflects the donor’s confidence in the work the Salvation Army does in the community.

The organization is about two-thirds of the way to its winter fundraising goal of $1.15 million.