Donor drops $10,000 check in Salvation Army Kettle in Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KSHB/KMCI ) — 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.

Click here if you’d like to donate to the Salvation Army.

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