Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 30, 2012

Soup kitchen gets a gift of coins



The Salvation Army is accustomed to receiving cash donations. But not like the one dropped off recently.

An unidentified man stopped by its headquarters with a simple request. “He just walked up to the front door and asked for help. He said, ‘I have some money to carry in,’” Maj. John Wheeler said. “We thought, ‘well, money isn’t that heavy.’”

When it comes in pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, it can be. The change was delivered in a water jug and boxes. It was estimated the donation weighed 100 pounds.

Once counted the grand total donated was $1,404.41.

The money was designateded to help fund a local soup kitchen.


Details for this story were provided by The Lockport (N.Y.) Union-Sun & Journal..