The Salvation Army diamond is the latest surprise donation to make its way into the holiday red kettle in Florida this year. The Salvation Army diamond ring was anonymously donated and its believed to come from the same woman who leaves an expensive piece of jewelry in the red kettle each year in the same town, according to UPI.com on Dec. 18.
The $3,500 diamond ring was dropped into the red kettle outside of Publix Supermarket in Pinecrest, Florida on Wednesday with a note attached. The note said, “Continue your good caring for the needy in God’s name.”
The woman calls the Salvation Army every year and tells them to look for her donation. This is a good idea on the woman’s part, she makes sure the Salvation Army gets the ring.
Finding a ring in one of the red kettles might give someone the idea the ring fell off someone’s finger as they dropped their donation in the kettle. This isn't the case here, the woman makes sure that the Salvation Army knows the ring is a donation with a phone call and a note.
It has been four years now that this woman has been dropping valuable items into the kettle. In another part of the country $4,275 worth of South African gold coins were found. Someone dropped that donation into a Salvation Army in Beaverton, Oregon.