Skip to comments.Gold Coin Dropped Into Salvation Army Kettle
Posted on 11/30/2009 12:15:56 PM PST by Red Badger
YORK, Pa. -- Salvation Army bell ringers in York have collected the first gold coin of this year's kettle campaign.
[The South African gold krugerrand is valued at nearly $1,200.] The South African gold krugerrand is valued at nearly $1,200.
The coin was dropped in a Salvation Army kettle on Friday outside a Kmart on Haines Road.
The South African gold krugerrand is valued at nearly $1,200. It was wrapped in a $1 bill.
"As soon as the staff person saw it in the kettle, they called me and called George. They were so excited. They wanted us to come down and see it," Major Lurlene Mudge, of Yorks Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army of York said that it has been two years since a salvation army bell ringer received a gold coin.
They received a lot of gold jewelry last year.
That is incredible...I wonder how much the coin is worth...
I’d think it might be worth about $1,200.
“The Salvation Army of York said that it has been two years since a salvation army bell ringer received a gold coin.
They received a lot of gold jewelry last year.”
And they will be seeing silver fillings next year if things don’t improve soon!
"HO HO HO"
That may be a hard call...
The Salvation Army does a good job with using their donations wisely. They’re one of the few I choose to give to.
The Salvation Army of York said that it has been two years since a salvation army bell ringer
received reported receiving a gold coin.
So, that would be, about $1200, right?
Most of the bell ringers are local volunteers. I did it myself, but we never count the money or open the collection baskets. It’s hard lonesome duty, trust me.
I just remember the stories from World War II vets about free coffee and donuts at the front, while the Red Cross stayed in the rear and charged money for them.
This happens every year. Surprised the bell ringers don’t dig through the pots and claim those things for themselves.
Arrrrrgh! I’ve been looking for that coin everywhere!
My comment was likely inappropriate...Thx for yours.
and they still do. They'd never get a dime from me.
A few years ago, my daughter and her hubby (stationed in Corpus Christie) and 3 tiny daughters, one just 6 months old, were under mandatory evacuation due to a hurricane.
They had the van packed and kiddos strapped in when he got orders to get to base and help fly the Navy planes out of harms way.
This left my daughter to make the trek to San Antonio with babies alone.
When she got to the base there, her little ones were tired and hungry and thirsty.
That's when she realized that her husband had the cash and all she had was credit cards...so she went to the Red Cross booth and asked for a bottle of water for the baby.
"That will be $1.00"
She explained her predicament but they refused to let her have water for the baby.
She then got in line to get her reserved room. When she finally got to the desk, she was told her's was the last available room. They were processing when a single gal came up and said: "I'm bi-polar. I have priority!"
And they GAVE HER THE ROOM.
My daughter left the base and drove to another town and got a motel.
NEVER give the REd Cross a dime.
I have heard numerous stories like that about the Red Cross. Maybe at one time they were a good organization, but something went wrong many, many years ago.
Maybe you should have put it in the safe deposit box rather than wrapping it in a dollar bill in your pocket...
After 9/11 the Salvation Army had a special collection and I gave, but adamantly refused to give to the ARC. Turns out the ARC used some of 9/11 “bonaza” to buy, inter alia, new computers for their staffers.
Makes a person feel good about humanity and we need that these days.
The Krugerrand is a one ounce coin. It ought be worth closer to 1500 at todays prices.
This is they way we're supposed to 'tith'...to make sure the poor, hungry, "children and widows" are helped.
Give in secret and forget about it - not looking to man for praise.
No, you shouldn’t keep gold coins, jewelry, or even cash in safety deposit boxes. Do a google search. There is some consensus that the gubmint at some point might order the banks to only allow certain things to be taken out of safe deposit boxes.
Basically they are only safe for keeping papers in, nothing more. Whaddya gonna do if there is a run on banks and the gubmint closes all banks? You won’t be able to get to any of your valuables when you might want them the most, even if they would let you take your stuff out.
Safe deposit boxes put you at the mercy of the gubmint. Caveat Emptor.
Maybe we should calculate the average of the three figures given.
That should at least give us a good ball park number.
I read a story about this a few years back. Good person to want to help out like that; and anonymously to boot.
My comment was a joke, but I appreciate the words of wisdom.
Given that you’ve put thought into this, any advice on safe deposit boxes?
yeah, what i said ... IMHO ... safe dep boxes are worthless.
You remember that not long ago, Treas Sec Paulson got all the CEO’s of the major banks in a room, and even the solvent banks were made to sign papers that they did not want to sign, and to take bail out funds that they did not want. So do you not realize from that, that if the all-mighty gubmint tells the banks to freeze safe deposit boxes and look for ... cash ... gold ... or ??? that they will do the gubmint’s bidding? Of course they will. They could start axing people to prove where the cash came from. The gubmint could declare it illegal for private citizens to own gold and that they must sell it back to the government for x$ per ounce (below market) ... oh, that’s right, they did that in 1933. There are many possible scenarios. Be imaginative.
Whoops! I meant “personal safes” not “safe deposit boxes!”
Should probably throw out the high and low and take the average of the rest...
Grandpa did care for the Red Cross - none of vets have a good word for the IRC at all.
To be fair - they are chartered by CONgress and do provide verification of death in the family so service folks can get home forthe funeral sort of thing, and the RD will lend the money for a ticket IF you cannot get it elsewhere.
But that is about the only positive thing I will say about em.
Matthew 6 (New International Version)
Giving to the Needy
1”Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2”So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.