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Saint Grand is back and giving $1,000 gifts

Saint Grand is back, anonymous $10,000 donation to a red kettle

Added on Monday, December 1, 2014

Roseville, Minn. – Affectionately dubbed “Saint Grand” by The Salvation Army, an anonymous Twin Cities donor is back, in a big way, for the fourth year in a row.

On Saturday, someone dropped $10,000 in cash into a single red kettle at the Lund’s in Bloomington at 5159 W. 98th Street.

As always, this generous donor bundled ten, crisp $100 bills together. Only this year, he or she put ten of those into a kettle.

“This is an amazing gift,” said Major Jeff Strickler, Twin Cities Commander. “This person quietly makes the most generous donations and we are blown away by this one in a single kettle.”

In 2013 Saint Grand dropped sixteen different $1,000 donations into Salvation Army kettles in communities from Wilmar to Arden Hills.

This generous donation comes at a great time. The Salvation Army has set an ambitious Christmas goal of raising $11.5 million, up from $10.8 million last year.

Donors can also quickly and easily set up an Online Red Kettle to help raise funds from the comfort of their home.

About The Twin Cities Salvation Army
The Twin Cities Salvation Army is the largest provider of Christmas toys in the metro area, making the holiday brighter for more than 20,000 children. While we serve 2,000 hot meals every day, we also make a special effort to provide a festive atmosphere with Christmas meals and gifts for thousands of adults with nowhere else to go.

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