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MELBOURNE (CBSMiami/AP) — Someone spread some holiday help in the form of $10,000 dropped into various Salvation Army Red Kettles in Florida.

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The donation came Tuesday and was spread among the kettles from Viera to Cocoa Beach.

Florida Today reported Salvation Army officials believe the money came from a single source. The amounts ranged from $500 to $1,000 per kettle.

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The donations generated a lot of excitement for bell ringers, who typically see smaller denominations.

The Salvation Army’s Capt. Angel Calderon says the money will go a long way in helping local families during the holidays.

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