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Donor drops $10,000 check in Johnson County Salvation Army Kettle

Posted: 10:14 PM, Dec 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-20 10:49:45-05
Donor drops $10,000 check in JoCo Salvation Army Kettle

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Salvation Army is celebrating a big gift after a mysterious donor dropped a check for $10,000 in a Red Kettle on Monday.

"Basically it was a giant Christmas party," said Lt. Kroy Strand of the Salvation Army Olathe.

The check is the largest donation to have ever been left in a red kettle, in the metro. It was left in a kettle in front of the Hy-Vee near 135th and Metcalf.

At the time, Alexa Bowers was helping collect donations with her girl scout troop.

"Singing Christmas carols helped attract more people to donate," she said.

The Salvation Army is still amid a $500,000 donation shortage. To find out how you can help donate, visit their site.