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Diamond Ring Donated at Salvation Army Red Kettle

Diamond ring, $20 bill and note dropped in Houston Red Kettle

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    Salvation Army
    Diamond engagement ring wrapped in $20 bill and a note dropped in a Red Kettle in Houston two days before Christmas.

    An anonymous donor dropped a diamond ring into a Salvation Army Red Kettle in hopes of making Christmas brighter for some Houston residents.

    The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command says it received a diamond engagement ring wrapped inside a $20 bill in a Red Kettle Thursday night.

    The donation was accompanied by note that read:

    "I haven’t used this in over 7 years.  Hope it does better for you than it did for me!  God bless.  He is the reason for the season :-)"


    The ring was dropped into a Red Kettle outside a Kroger in the 200 block of West 20th Street in the area of Houston known as the Heights.

    The Salvation Army said it wasn't certain of the ring's value, it will be appraised sometime next week.

    Donations to the Houston area Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign help the organization’s Christmas Assistance program, which this year has registered 30,000 children and seniors. Donations also go toward helping 18 facilities in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties.