Gold coin dropped in Salvation Army kettle in Goodyear


The Salvation Army reports that three of its signature Red Kettles in the Valley received an anonymous donation of a one-ounce American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin over the a 10-day stretch in December.

The coins — each believed to have a value of $1,400-$1,500 — were donated at Red Kettles in Mesa, Apache Junction, and most recently in Goodyear, according to a release.

“We feel very blessed to have received these very generous gifts,” said Major David Yardley, The Salvation Army Metro Phoenix Program Coordinator. “These donations will help The Salvation Army provide vital local services year-round, such as food for the hungry, clothing and shelter for the homeless, disaster and heat relief, senior activity and outreach, adult rehabilitation, and opportunities for underprivileged children.”

Mr. Yardley added that even with the gold coin donations, with most Red Kettles only out through Christmas Eve, The Salvation Army is at just over 52% of its goal to raise $1.6 million to help our neighbors in need in the Valley this coming year. In addition to Red Kettles located at storefronts across the Valley, donations can also be made online at People can even ask Alexa to, “Make a donation to The Salvation Army.”