CARMEL, Calif. -- A Monterey man has donated a sentimental item to the Salvation Army.
His donation is considered one of the largest donations in the century-long history of the Red Kettle campaign.
The anonymous donor dropped his late wife's engagement ring and a note into a kettle outside a Carmel Safeway store on Christmas Eve.
His reason for gifting the ring was to honor his late wife, who passed away 11 years ago. The ring was appraised at $3,500.
Man gives one of largest donations to Salvation Army in wife's honor