CANFIELD, OH (WOIO) - Since The Salvation Army's red kettles have been out this season gold coins have been showing up sporadically across the country.
The latest gold coin was recently discovered in a red kettle outside the Giant Eagle in Canfield, OH. The one ounce gold coin is valued at $1,700.00.
Major Elijah Kahn says "This gold coin has the capacity to touch so many lives. The lives of people who are stuck in the cycle of poverty, who are at a low point where they feel unworthy and forgotten, but this generous gift proves that someone in this community values them and wants them to know that they are worth their personal investment to make it better through The Salvation Army."
The Salvation Army provides a wide spectrum of services to those in need in Mahoning County.
Last year the organization served 81,212 individuals: men, women, children and the elderly with food, clothing, Christmas assistance, toys, utility and rental assistance, emergency aid, social services, youth and recreational programs, senior citizen, and men's and women's programs.
The Salvation Army of Mahoning County has a kettle goal of $305,000 this year.
Funds raised at Christmas are used year round to provide Christmas assistance, emergency aid, youth programs, and the basic necessities of life for the less fortunate.