Twin Cities donor leaves $200K check in Salvation Army kettle

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Twin Cities Salvation Army is celebrating after a major surprise in one of its red kettles asking for donations.

The charity, which offers food, housing and financial assistance to those in need, said Monday that someone dropped a check for $200,000 in a kettle in the south Metro on Saturday.

The donor asked to remain anonymous.

The Twin Cities Salvation Army is aiming to raise $11.7 million by the end of the year, and says donations are down 10 percent from last year.