Utah sisters donate $20,000 treasure to charities

Oct 5, 2022, 5:43 PM | Updated: 10:57 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Two sisters who went hunting for a $20,000 treasure had a bigger purpose in mind.

After they found the treasure, they donated the money to charities that support mental health and veterans.

“We worked around the clock, day and night,” said Sashley Briggs. They searched 37 long days for the treasure hidden somewhere in Utah.

“For me, it almost became a mission,” Briggs said. It was a mission to give back.

Briggs and her sister Korri Wolfe are military veterans who are grieving the loss of their friend Kenneth Garlough.

Briggs and her sister Korri Wolfe are military veterans who are grieving the loss of their friend Kenneth Garlough.

They’ve struggled with their own mental health.

“Through the treasure hunt, there were a lot of good times, but I didn’t realize how bad of a spot I was in,” Briggs said.

“Even though we are veterans and are strong, we still have issues that come up,” Wolfe said.

They were searching for the treasure in Tooele and saw our newscast later that night.

It featured the Life’s Worth Living Foundation in Tooele. It’s a resource to help prevent suicide.

Briggs said the work the foundation was doing motivated them to find the treasure.

“Step one find the treasure, step two donate to the Life’s Worth Living Foundation,” said Briggs.

Jon Gossett, president of the foundation said he was blown away by their kindness.

“The only way that we can do what we do is through donations so my heart was just thumping. I couldn’t believe it,” Gossett said.

Briggs and Wolfe donated all of the money to ten charities that focus on mental health resources and veterans in honor of their friend and in hopes to help others.

“This did change our life, but we won more than just money through it all,” Briggs said.

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