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Diamond Ring Left in Salvation Army Kettle

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: December 18, 2011 Last Updated: December 18, 2011
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An expensive diamond ring was dropped into a Salvation Army kettle in Florida on Friday, Dec. 16, local media have reported.

“Inside the kettle was, wrapped in a rubber band, a $50 bill and inside the $50 bill was a note, and inside the note was a ring,” Miami-Dade Salvation Army Capt. Linda Payton told MSNBC. The woman who donated the ring wished to remain anonymous.

“She said that she had just left something in the kettle in front of Kmart and that it was something special,” Payton added. The note inside said, “They need more than I. Do good! A Friend.”

According to Reuters, the diamond and sapphire ring is worth approximately $2,000. Earlier this month, someone dropped a diamond ring into a kettle outside a Walmart in Kansas City, also worth around $2,000.

In years past, donors have left pieces of gold, watches, and other valuables in Salvation Army kettles during its charity Christmas drives.




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