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In his article for Mashable, Brian Koerber covered the story of a very generous record-setting donation at a Twin Cities-area Salvation Army red kettle. Mr. Koerber is a Web Culture Reporter and GIF dude at Mashable, as well as a music producer and social media manager.

Generous couple leaves $500,000 check in Salvation Army kettle, a new record

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Brian Koerber | Mashable | 12/1/15

One couple decided to pay it forward in a big way this Thanksgiving when they left a $500,000 check in a Salvation Army donation kettle outside a Cub Foods grocery store in Rosemount, Minnesota, on Saturday.

The couple, who prefers to remain anonymous, told The Salvation Army they made the record donation “in hopes of encouraging others to give as generously as they can,” according to a release from the organization.

The donation was also made to honor one of their fathers, who served in World War I and was grateful for the “Salvation Army Donut lassies” who served soldiers free coffee and donuts.

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