Glendale Resident Drops $5,000 Check in Salvation Army Kettle in La Cañada Flintridge

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A donation is made into a Salvation Army red Holiday donation kettle on Dec. 20, 2005 in Park Ridge, Illinois. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Found amid all the loose change and dollar bills dropped into a red Salvation Army kettle outside a grocery store in La Cañada Flintridge was a check for $5,000.

The check signed by a Glendale resident was discovered this month in a red kettle outside a Ralphs.

The donation came as a shock to Lt. Joshua Sneed, who oversees Salvation Army in Glendale. What caught him most off guard was the fact it wasn’t made by a repeat donor, but a first timer.

He called the check a very “tangible gift,” pointing out the funds collected in the area stay local.

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