$1200 gold coin dropped in Salvation Army red kettle

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Someone dropped a Canadian gold leaf coin worth $1,200 into a Red Kettle at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

Only 9.6 percent of funds go to administrative costs, Hughes said.

"The Salvation Army wishes the Green Family and all of Bermuda a Merry Christmas".

It's another color of coin showing up in kettles this season that has these guys excited.

"It's really saddening that one of our bell horingers would be out there working day after day for us that's met with hate and punches to the face and kicks to the face", Pavlakis said.

"We can use the volunteering on the kettles and the donors to gain a lot of money to help people in our community".

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Shane Lason is the other bell ringer to strike gold. Lason recently started going through tough times and truly knows how much every coin is needed. "I lost a toe, and I got sick and everything and my apartment was gone", he said.

"There are a lot of programs that we run that are exclusively dependent on the money that comes into the kettles", Wood said.

There are two days left in the campaign and donations are being accepted in four ways.

"With so many individuals and families in need, it is essential that we meet our Red Kettle Campaign goal this year", said Major David B. Davis, Massachusetts Divisional Commander.

Local Salvation Army officials are saying MA is shy of $1 million dollars away from meeting their statewide fundraising goal.

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