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

200000 check left in salvation army kettle Twin Cities Donor Leaves $200K Check In Salvation Army Kettle

(credit: Salvation Army)

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

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