For the third consecutive year, The Salvation Army has found a gold, South African Krugerrand in one of its red kettles in Kokomo. Salvation Army Capt. Dale Brandenburg said Monday an anonymous donor also deposited seven 1-ounce silver coins in the red kettles. He said the silver coins are valued at $29 each, and the Krugerrand was valued at $1,598 as of Friday. The Salvation Army in Kokomo has 11 kettle locations. Volunteers will continue to solicit donations through 5 p.m. Saturday. The goal is to raise $70,000 for the local charity. Brandenburg said The Salvation Army has raised approximately $50,000. “We’re about $3,000 behind where donations were at the same time a year ago,” he said. “Some years we do well and others, not as well.” Last year the local Salvation Army raised $68,500, which was just shy of the $69,000 goal. Brandenburg said what’s not raised during the Red Kettle campaign will have to be made up with spending reductions the remainder of the year. “We will start the distribution of toys [today],” he said. “The total demand is down a little bit.” Brandenburg said donations to The Salvation Army can be made after Saturday by mailing a check to the headquarters at 1101 S. Waugh St. “Every little penny we collect counts toward our goal,” he said. Donations can be made online at SalvationArmyIndiana.org. The donor can designate which Salvation Army chapter is to receive the funding, by clicking on the “Ring a Bell for Us” link.