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$10,000 in a Single Red Kettle for The Salvation Army (Photo) - 12/07/17

Who: The Salvation Army -- Portland Moore Street

What: Received $10,000 (in $100 bills) in a single Red Kettle

When: 06 December 2017

Fred Meyer -- 3030 Weidler St. at the Grocery Door

Why: The Salvation Army funds 40% of its annual services off the 6 weeks of bell ringing each year. Most of the time people put small bills and change into the kettle, which does add up. When a $100 bill is found, it's a big deal; but tonight (06 December 2017) they opened a kettle to discover, not just one $100 bill; but one-hundred $100 bills, equaling $10,000.

*For more information: please contact Captain Marcos Marquez at The Salvation Army at 310.944.2784 or by e-mail at:

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(Portland, OR) December 06, 2017 -- The Salvation Army has been ringing the bell to raise funds for the people of Portland for over 130 years. Nearly 40% of the funds used for year-round services comes from the few weeks that The Salvation Army is out collecting money in their Red Kettles. Most people put in loose change or small bills; which really adds up; but when a $100 bill is found, it is something that is celebrated and often very unexpected. So tonight, 06 December 2017, when The Salvation Army -- Portland Moore Street Corps were opening their kettles to prepare their daily deposits, imagine their surprise when they saw, not just one $100 bill, but one-hundred $100 bills, totaling a whopping $10,000 in one kettle!

"It's incredible!" exclaims Captain Marcos Marquez, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army -- Portland Moore Street Corps. "Whoever did this knows the good that will come of it; and while we do not know who put the money in the kettle, since the money was all in cash, they should know that we are very grateful to have received such a generous donation."

To date, it is believed that this is the largest cash donation put in a single kettle in the Portland area; and it comes at a time when many suffering from giving fatigue post the many disasters which occurred over the summer time; but whoever made this large donation understood that there are many needs to be addressed right in Portland. Money that is put in The Salvation Army Red Kettles stay in the communities in which they were received; helping the people in that community with the many services that The Salvation Army provide. For north Portland, $10,000 dollars will be doing a lot of good; providing services for those in most need.

If you are the media, and wish to do an interview with Captain Marcos Marquez, please contact him at by calling his cell at 310.944.2784 or through e-mail:


About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for over 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 129 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at . People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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