The Salvation Army received the largest donation in the history of charitable giving from Jean Kroc—$1.5 billion. The gift does have strings attached. The Salvation Army must use the money to open 30 to 40 Kroc Centers around the United States, which will provide low-income community gathering places.
“The Salvation Army is exceptionally grateful (for this gift),” said Army spokeswoman Melissa Temme. “This has enabled us to expand our services. It is a challenge to ensure in all things that we do that our mission stays true. And our mission is to serve suffering humanity in Christ’s name without discrimination.”