Mixed with the dollar bills and loose change dropped in the Salvation Army's red kettles this Christmastime are less obvious tokens of generosity: gold coins, $50,000 from a "Secret Santa," lottery tickets and Viagra. FULL ARTICLE AT OpinionJournal
A $3,500 diamond ring was dropped off at a Salvation Army red kettle in South Florida on Wednesday.The ring, wrapped in yellow notepad paper, was placed in a kettle at a Pinecrest Publix Super Market in south Miami-Dade. FULL ARTICLE AT MSNBC
With less than a week until Christmas, the Salvation Army of Tuscaloosa's 2013 Red Kettle donations are down more than 50 percent from last year. The organization believes the date of Thanksgiving, which came a week later than usual ... FULL ARTICLE AT Dateline Alabama
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The Red Army (Russian: Рабоче-Крестьянская Красная Армия, Raboche-Krest'yanskaya Krasnaya Armiya; RKKA (Workers’–Peasants’ Red Army) was started out as the Soviet Union’s revolutionary militia beginning in the Russian Civil War of 1918-1922. It grew into the national army of the Soviet Union. By the 1930s the Red Army was among the largest armies in history.
The "Red Army" name refers to the... Full Article At Wikipedia.org