After accidentally donating it to the Habitat St. Charles ReStore, a St. Peters family was reunited with an estimated $20,000 in silver bars and coins this week.

According to a press release from Habitat for Humanity, the family made a large donation to the St. Charles ReStore after cleaning out their deceased dad's house. The kids described their dad as a bit of a "prepper", the press release said, but they had no idea what he had stashed in the home.

While dropping off the donations, one bucket was left behind because of a crack in the lid. When a family member opened the bucket, they discovered the riches inside. After finding one bucketful, they made a call to the ReStore.

Fortunately, the silver was still in the store and was returned to the family.

The Habitat St. Charles ReStore is a store that collects donations and sells them to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. You can find more information on their website.