A local Salvation Army campaign got a huge boost when an anonymous donor dropped $3,000 into one of the agency's red kettles.

A man put 30 $100 bills into a kettle at the Schuylkill Mall while bell ringer Andrew Hunt was on duty Monday. Hunt recognized the donor, but not by name.

"He gave another donation before, a nice amount. He's an older man with glasses, tall, wearing, like, a flannel shirt and a pair of jeans," said Hunt, 18, of Pottsville.

The Salvation Army of Pottsville is behind on meeting its goal of collecting $60,000 in donations this year because of weather and the cost of fuel, said Capt. Adam W. Hench.

"But this sort of helps us out. It was quite shocking how it all came at one time," Hench said. "I don't know who he is. I wish I knew. I'd like to thank him personally."