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Mystery donor gives $50K to Joplin Salvation Army for 8th year

A Salvation Army bucket is shown in this undated file photo.

December 7, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A secret Santa has brightened the holidays for the Salvation Army in Joplin, Mo. - again!

For the eighth year in a row, an anonymous person donated $50,000.

He or she wraps checks in dollar bills so they aren't detected until the bucket is opened.

Nine-hundred families in the area need assistance, so the money will be put to good use.