The Salvation Army says someone has placed a wedding band and a diamond engagement ring worth $3,500 in one of its holiday red kettles in Massachusetts.
The charity said Tuesday that the anonymous donation made last week in the town of Billerica, about 20 miles northwest of Boston, is reminiscent of a series of donations of expensive jewelry last winter.
Salvation Army officials called the rings “an incredible gift” that will help pay for food pantries, soup kitchens and other holiday outreach to the needy.
Last December, a widow’s donation of her wedding and diamond engagement rings in Boston touched off a wave of similar giving that wound up raising more than $30,000.
The Salvation Army says it hopes to raise $3.4 million in this year’s red kettle campaign in Massachusetts.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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I am shocked at the way the Republican party is treating Mr. Trump. What are they afraid of? Why are they being so unfair and rude to the man?
Dave Sanders says
In reply to Kathy. I do not know why they would do this to a legitimate Republican Candidate with a 10 point lead over any candidate running for the office. I do know with the pulse of the American public as it is, they are skating on thin ice. The Tea Party is waiting in the wings if they attempt to make a stupid move and try to defrock him through political moves. It could very well be the end of the Republican Party as we know it. For example ; The comments of Speaker of the House just recently appointed ; takes it on himself to announce that Mr.Trump is not suitable to run for President for his suggestion to ban any Muslims from moving to our country until the mess is clarified or at least it seemed that way to me. Perhaps he needs to read that Constitution once more. Also , he should insist that the Republican National Committee should install a full time person be delegated to answer the telephone at headquarters instead of an answering machine. Some of us will not even answer a machine after we hear the first word issured by it! After all the smoke and cinders have cleared, we still have an election to win or we may find we have no country to save. I hope this has given you some symblance of an answer ,Kathy. Best wishes to you and yours for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Dave Sanders