MISHAWAKA – A gold coin valued at $1,800 could have paid for a trip to see Notre Dame play in the national championship game in Miami.
Instead, someone donated it to the Salvation Army.
The Notre Dame leprechaun helped celebrate the generous donation in Mishawaka.
An anonymous donor dropped the 1904 $20 coin in a red kettle on Saturday. It’s the third straight year someone has done that in our area.
“You know, isn’t it awesome that people really just sometimes do things for the right reason,” said Major Bob Webster of the Salvation Army. “To be able to help somebody, and they don’t have to have all the pomp and circumstance that goes with it.”
Webster says kettle donations are doing well this year, but mail-in donations are slow right now.
The Salvation Army’s goal this year is to raise $340,000.