The Salvation Army gets almost 40% of its annual donations from those red buckets they set up outside grocery stores during the holidays. So all the bell-ringing can be annoying, but it’s worth it.
And they just got a very BIG donation last week.
On Wednesday, volunteers checked a red kettle that was set up outside a grocery store in Portland, Oregon. And there was a $100 bill on top. Then they realized it wasn’t the ONLY $100 bill in there.
It turned out someone had walked by and tossed a HUNDRED $100 bills in the bucket. If you’re not great at math, that’s TEN THOUSAND BUCKS.
It’s the largest single donation they’ve ever gotten in the Portland area.