A 1977 South African Krugerrand, similar to the picture above, was donated to a red kettle in Anderson, Ind.

A 1977 South African Krugerrand, similar to the picture above, was donated to a red kettle in Anderson, Ind.

It was just last week when The Salvation Army Corps in Johnson County received a South African Krugerrand in one of their red kettles, an occurrence of the past three years. For the first time ever, a Krugerrand was dropped in a red kettle in Anderson, Ind.

Captains Nathan and Michele Harms of the Anderson Corps is excited for such a generous donation. “It’s exciting,” said Capt. Michele Harms. “We’ve never gotten one before.”

“He was very adamant about being anonymous,” said Capt. Michele Harms. The donor called this morning Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 to say that he was making the donation to a kettle.

“It will go towards our red kettle goal,” said Capt. Michele Harms. Anderson’s fundraising campaign goal is $75,000 this year and they have raised almost 39 percent of that before the donation.

This particular Krugerrand has not yet been appraised, but could be as much as $1,300. In an area hit hard by the economic conditions and increasing in unemployment, Capt. Michele Harms is thrilled to have this generous donation to help with their services.