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Salvation Army discovers ‘Inspired’ silver coin in kettle

December 18, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

Just before Thanksgiving, an anonymous donor dropped a $20 Liberty Eagle gold coin in one of The Salvation Army's red kettles. The coin was given for the ninth year in a row and wrapped in a note that read, "In loving memory of Mimi". Today,

The Salvation Army of Lee Hendry and Glades counties discovered another anonymous donation. Someone dropped a 2012 Liberty Eagle silver dollar coin into a red kettle at the Publix at Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs. It was accompanied by a note that reads "Inspired by: In Memory of Mimi donor".

"This is not the first time the Mimi coin has inspired someone to give," said Major Tom Louden, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry & Glades Counties. "That's one of the wonderful by-products of generosity".

This generous donations comes at a good time with 13 days left to ring, The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties has reached 45.5% of its goal of $615,000.

Donations raised during the red kettle campaign help fund The Salvation Army's Christmas Cheer program as well as dozens of other programs that help those in need year-round: shelter for homeless families, food for the hungry and rehabilitative services for those suffering from addiction, to name a few.

The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades is proud to be a United Way partner agency.

To learn more about the organization, contact The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades at (239) 278-1551 or visit their website at:



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