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More than change in this Salvation Army kettle

FRACKVILLE, Pa. - Somebody dropped $3,000 into one of the Salvation Army's red kettles this week, giving the charity's holiday campaign a huge boost.

A man put thirty $100 bills into a kettle at the Schuylkill Mall while bell ringer Andrew Hunt was on duty Monday. Hunt recognized the donor, but not by name. "He gave another donation before, a nice amount. He's an older man with glasses, tall," said Hunt, 18, of Pottsville.

The Salvation Army of Pottsville is behind on meeting its goal of $60,000 in donations this year because of weather and fuel costs, "but this sort of helps us out," Capt. Adam W. Hench said. "It was quite shocking how it all came at one time," he said. "I don't know who he is. I wish I knew. I'd like to thank him personally."

- AP