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Anonymous donor drops diamond ring into Salvation Army red kettle

Forget spare change! Someone dropped a diamond ring into a Salvation Army red kettle in Spokane, Wash.
December 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Forget spare change! Someone dropped a diamond ring into a Salvation Army red kettle in Spokane, Wash.

An anonymous donor wrapped the ring in a dollar bill before giving it away. It turned out the piece of jewelry is worth an estimated $5,000.

It's not the only special donation dropped into that red kettle. Someone also gave away a precious metal, along with a heartfelt note.

"I've saved this ounce of silver for 20 years. I'm unemployed for 30 months. My house is in foreclosure. I'm filing bankruptcy and at 61, my retirement is shot. But I still know there are families in worse shape," the note read.

The coin's estimated value is $30, but the Salvation Army believes the message it shares is worth much more.


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