Captain Nancy Braye says their Red Kettle Campaign continues through Saturday.
The rare coin gives a much-needed boost to The Salvation Army kettle donations, which are down almost $200,000 from what they were this time a year ago, according the charity.
More than 75 families benefited from the Salvation Army services and almost 100 children will have gifts to unwrap.
A second subject remained in a dark-colored minivan, eventually backing into a parking stall near the store's front door on the west side of the building.
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The Salvation Army says the money raised during the holiday season helps provide food and toys for those in need. Now, Regamey said three-quarters of its volunteer shifts have been covered for the final days. We don't get government money for some of our projects.
In front of the Wal-Mart Home and Pharmacy entrance, O'Mara's little bell tinkled joyfully as she hummed Christmas carols and moved her feet to the rhythm. "I ring for about two hours at a time, and I go wherever they need me". "They are a blessing; I know it is for us".
The $85,000 deficit The Salvation Army faces will greatly impact the organizations' ability to serve the Greater Baton Rouge community. "Soup, soap and salvation - that was (Booth's) mission".
Because Kmart was a hot spot for donations, Hughes said the bell-ringers started a week early this year to try and make up for the loss. "People give when they don't have much, and they give it when they do".