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A DEMANDING GIFT

Joan Kroc made history when her will gave the Salvation Army $1.5 billion the largest known donation to a charity in history. For the Salvation Army, the gift, which became known in January, came as a surprise, and promised to cause serious trouble. The money has some very tight strings attached, requiring the Salvation Army to create community centers, and raise at least $40 million a year to run

Joan Kroc made history when her will gave the Salvation Army $1.5 billion — the largest known donation to a charity in history. For the Salvation Army, the gift, which became known in January, came as a surprise, and promised to cause serious trouble. The money has some very tight strings attached, requiring the Salvation Army to create community centers, and raise at least $40 million a year to run them.

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