1 anonymous Twin Cities donor inspires another

Published 11:07 am Monday, December 26, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS — One mystery donor to the Twin Cities Salvation Army has inspired another anonymous donor to be equally generous.

On at least six occasions, a donor has slipped $1,000 donations into a red kettle. The gestures are in the form of 10 tightly folded $100 bills, leading officials to believe all the donations were from the same person.

The latest $1,000 donation was dropped into a red kettle Thursday in Vadnais Heights. But this time it was apparently from a different person. An attached note said, “I was inspired by the other giver and wanted to do the same.”

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Salvation Army spokeswoman Annette Bauer says the organization the organization also found a $23,000 cashier’s check in a kettle earlier this month.