The spirit of the holiday season compelled one Minnesota couple to donate a $500,000 check to a Salvation Army kettle on Saturday. The large donation was made all the more special after it was revealed the couple had once lived off of discarded food.
Now recorded as the largest gift to the Salvation Army nationally, the check was dropped into a kettle at a Rosemount grocery store. Salvation Army spokeswoman Julie Borgen said the couple wished to remain anonymous and didn’t give any details about them, besides saying they weren’t from Rosemount according to the Guardian.
“The check did clear and was deposited in the bank,” said Borgen.