Gold coins found in Salvation Army holiday kettle in Florida

Mystery donor again drops gold pesos into Salvation Army's Red Kettle

Ottawa charities seeing donations dwindle this Christmas

The Salvation Army of Broward County said two of the coins were discovered Wednesday.

Area law enforcement will help direct traffic near the Corps Offices on Stoner Avenue.

Both the Salvation Army's Kettle Campaign and the Caring and Sharing Exchange's Christmas Exchange Program are appealing for more donations this year, in part due to increased demand for their services.

This year, the police will move to the Home and Living entrance - giving the better-earning Grocery entrance, which they manned in 2016, to the firefighters.

"I have faith they will step up in some way to help us meet this need".

"For those not able to help financially this Christmas, volunteering is a great way to give back as well", added McKenzie. She noted that the Salvation Army's after-school choir is scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. December 21 at the post.

"We have a good time doing that", she said. "On Saturday when it was very chilly it was the first time since I've been in Marietta that we didn't even raise $2,000 in all the buckets combined".

As the winter season jumps into high gear, the snow is falling, the thousands of people in our Salem community are filled with holiday cheer, while thousands more are reaching out to the Salvation Army for food, clothing and other basic needs.

"We are excited about the response of the community to the Kettle Campaign this year".

The Christmas Red Kettle campaign in Meadville is also ongoing and is now only at 37 percent of its goal and running slightly behind last year's totals as of last week, according to officials. "Our team of volunteers has been so faithful and it's nice to see so many groups in the community come out and lend a helping hand". "It's over and above what we needed to raise a year ago". "It's starting a little slow, but ultimately every penny helps".

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