A generous donor to the Salvation Army made a stop at the Sabraton Kroger on Saturday afternoon.
Since the 1970s, an anonymous individual has been dropping $1,000 in a Salvation Army kettle in Morgantown.
It started out as a gold coin and is now a $1,000 bill that is put in. The Lieutenant of the Salvation Army receives a phone call every year with a tip of the time frame and where the bill will be dropped.
“If you just think about it over the years, that means that somebody has contributed somewhere in the neighborhood of $40,000 to $44,000 to the work of the Salvation Army. This is extremely important to us,” said Lieutenant Allen Adkins.
Lieutenant Adkins says that it is a huge boost to the Red Kettle Campaign, which is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Salvation Army.