Man tries raising $1M in pennies

Feb 7 2011 - 6:12pm

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- 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.


Information from: Skagit Valley Herald,


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