A 1978 South African Krugerrand was dropped in a Salvation Army Red Kettle at a K-Mart in Greenwood.

A 1978 South African Krugerrand was dropped in a Salvation Army Red Kettle at a K-Mart in Greenwood.

A South African Krugerrand was dropped into a Salvation Red Kettle in Johnson County yesterday evening at the K-Mart on US 31 South.  The coin, which is estimated to be worth about $1,300, was donated anonymously and wasn’t found until late in the evening when the kettles were being counted.  There was an anonymous call telling The Salvation Army that the Kruggerand would be dropped in K-Mart Kettle that evening.

This is the third straight year the mysterious donor has placed a Krugerrand in a Johnson County Red Kettle; a tradition The Salvation Army is hoping will spread throughout Central Indiana.

While the unexpected donation will certainly help the fundraising efforts in Johnson County, donations are still needed throughout central Indiana.  As of today, The Salvation Army is at 56% of its goal of $3 million.

The need in central Indiana has never been greater and The Salvation Army is asking Hoosiers to continue to give generously.  Donations can be made in a variety of ways.  Of course donations can be made at any of the 140 Red Kettle locations around Indianapolis.  Donations can also be made online at SalvationArmyIndiana.org or IndyKettle.org. Checks can be mailed to The Salvation Army, 3100 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN, 46208.