While shoppers rushed in and out of a Missouri department store the day after Thanksgiving, someone stopped at a Salvation Army Kettle long enough to drop in a big gift. When they counted the totals that night, officials discovered five checks for $10,000 each wrapped up inside one dollar bills, adding up to a $50,000 for the local chapter. Lt. Jamie Curry said it is never the same person and the bell ringers cannot tell who put what gift in, because the large checks are wrapped in smaller denominations. The only they know it is coming from the secret donor is the way the checks are wrapped. Curry estimates the mysterious donor has given at least $500,000 over the past 10 years. The money will be used to support the organization’s clothing and housing initiatives, including a meal program that feeds several hundred people a day. Curry said, “You can imagine how many people we’ve been able to help with all that.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Salvation Army 'Secret Santa' Strikes Again With $50K Donation, by Katie Kindelan, http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/salvation-army-39-secret-santa-39-strikes-again-201617443--abc-news-topstories.html, Accessed December 5, 2013.
Proverbs 28:27 (NASB) He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.