Anonymous Donors Leave $500,000 Check In Minnesota Salvation Army Kettle

(Salvation Army)

(Salvation Army)

Anonymous donors in Minnesota’s Twin Cities were certainly in the giving mood over the weekend, slipping a $500,000 check into a Salvation Army kettle. Unsurprisingly, it’s snagged the record for the area’s biggest kettle donation to date.

The charitable organization said that the donation made at a grocery store on Saturday handily beats the previous record for a single kettle donation, which was $25,000, reports The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Usually, a kettle brings in about $30 in an hour.

“Yes, we believe the check is definitely good,” a Salvation Army spokeswoman told the paper on Monday. “We have been in touch with the donors, but they want to remain anonymous. This couple has supported the Army before with large checks in kettles, but never anything close to this level.”

The couple behind the donation said the act of generosity was their way of saying thank you, and was made to encourage others to do the same. On a smaller scale, perhaps.

“You get to a point in life where it’s time to take care of others, the way you were taken care of,” the donors said in a statement issued through the charity.

Couple slip $500,000 check into Salvation Army kettle in Rosemount [The Minneapolis Star Tribune]