Washington State Man Tries Raising $1M In Pennies

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A man is trying to raise $1 million - in pennies - to help needy families in a Washington state town.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports Rand O'Donnell has already raised more than $4,000 for the "Mountain of Hope" fund for Mountain Vernon families.

He recently used a wheelbarrow to deposit 56,600 pennies - $566 - at the north Coast Credit Union. The load weighed more than 300 pounds.

O'Donnell hopes the fund will generate enough interest income to provide a steady source of revenue for the Skagit County Community Action Agency, which helps families with emergency food, fuel and clothing.


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