When you drop change in a Salvation Army bucket, you feel generous, right? Especially since you have to deal with all that incessant bell-ringing. Well, you ARE generous . . . but only compared to some.
Earlier this month, a Salvation Army worker in Kokomo, Indiana checked his bucket, and found a GOLD COIN. It turned out it was a gold KRUGERRAND from South Africa, worth about $1,200.
And if you're thinking some poor schmuck just made a MISTAKE and grabbed the wrong coin from his pocket, that's not the case. Because this is the FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW it's happened in Kokomo.
According to a Salvation Army spokesman, the coin will buy about three weeks worth of groceries for the 1,000 people the chapter helps feed every month. (Kokomo Tribune)