LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. – Fears that the snowfall would deter people from going outside and potentially donating were quelled when The Salvation Army of Livingston County discovered four gold coins and a gold bar had been given to the organization.
The generous donation came the week after another donor had given the charity two silver coins.
The gold and silver totaled more than $6,100, driving the weekend donations total to approximately $13,290. Without the gold, the kettle donations for the weekend would not have reached their expected totals.
More than half of the Livingston County branch of the organization's $385,000 holiday goal has been donated, with $173,612 left to meet the target number.
The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit's overall fundraising goal is $7.85 million, and as of Friday, the organization has raised more than $3.5 million toward that goal.
Those wishing to help The Salvation Army reach their goal can drop donations in red kettles at all locations through Dec. 24.
Monetary donations to The Salvation Army of Livingston County may be brought in to The Salvation Army at 503 Lake St. in Howell, or sent to The Salvation Army P.O. Box 647, Howell, MI 48844. Donations can be made digitally at www.salvationarmylivingston.org or by texting HOPELC to 41444.