Mystery donor leaves $1,000 bill in charity kettle every year for 4 decades

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Someone has slipped a $1,000 bill into a Salvation Army kettle in Morgantown, West Virginia, every year for nearly four decades.

See Full Article

The long-running holiday mystery continued on Saturday when a $1,000 bill was found in a kettle at a supermarket.

Salvation Army Lt. Allen Adkins told smedia outlets that the donation is a big help. He says it also energizes the Salvation Army's kettle fundraising campaign.

No one knows who the donor is. The anonymous donation began appearing in kettles in the late 1970s.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Canadian doctor on highs and lows of migrant rescue work

    World News CTV News
    Dr. Sarah Giles has been home in Canada for two weeks, but her heart is still aboard the migrant rescue ship MV Aquarius, where she spent the past four months in the Mediterranean Sea as part of her ongoing work with Doctors Without Borders. Source
  • Zika outbreak: Florida lifts infection zone in Miami Beach

    World News CBC News
    Florida's governor says South Beach is no longer an active infection zone for the Zika virus. Gov. Rick Scott was joined by tourism officials Friday to make the announcement. The first cases of Zika transmission through mosquito bites on the U.S. Source
  • Family of slain doctor express gratitude for outpouring of support

    Canada News CTV News
    TORONTO - The family of a doctor found strangled and beaten to death is expressing gratitude for an outpouring of support. In a statement today, the relatives of Dr. Elana Fric say they are especially grateful for the support shown for her three young children. Source
  • Spain: 400 migrants storm North African border

    World News CTV News
    MADRID -- More than 400 migrants from Africa stormed across a border fence to enter Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Friday in one of the biggest crossing attempts of recent years. Source
  • Blasts kill 30 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed

    World News CBC News
    ?Two women suicide bombers blew themselves up at a bustling market in northeast Nigeria's Madagali town on Friday morning, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, an army spokesman told The Associated Press. The attack comes as Nigeria's government claims it is routing the Boko Haram Islamic extremists blamed for the blasts. Source
  • Former TFC star Dwayne De Rosario says team is 'ready to battle' for MLS Cup

    Canada News CBC News
    Dwayne De Rosario felt the glory of lifting the MLS Cup four times during his soccer career, but never with Toronto FC. He's retired from professional soccer now, but De Rosario is still a TFC ambassador. Source
  • Mercy killings as deer struggle to cross N.B. river covered in thin ice

    Canada News CTV News
    A large number of deer are dying while trying to cross a New Brunswick river covered in thin ice. The deer are attempting to get to a deer yard where they spend most of their winter, but many aren’t surviving the Northwest Miramichi River crossing. Source
  • Clemency bid for Canadian on death row in Montana awaits action from governor

    World News CBC News
    Montana's governor is being asked to act on a petition to spare the life of a Canadian who's been on death row in the United States for over three decades. Ronald Smith, who is originally from Red Deer, Alta. Source
  • Mother of infant struck in stroller urges driver to turn himself in

    Canada News CTV News
    An Eastern Ontario mother who was out walking when a vehicle hit her infant daughter’s stroller, wants the driver to turn himself in to authorities. The incident happened in Kemptville, Ont., near Ottawa on Tuesday. Source
  • Officer slayings 'wreaked havoc' on rural Georgia community

    World News Toronto Sun
    A man wanted for killing a Georgia police officer and wounding another was found dead Thursday, apparently fatally shooting himself before a SWAT team stormed a home where a tipster reported the suspect was hiding. The manhunt for 32-year-old Minquell Lembrick ended a day after a gunman killed Americus police Officer Nicholas Smarr and critically wounded Officer Jody Smith of Georgia Southwestern State University. Source