Widow’s Gift Sparks Wave Of Diamond Donations To Salvation Army

Posted: December 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — One widow’s sentimental gift to the Salvation Army has led to donors dropping not just dollars, but valuable jewelry into red kettles across Massachusetts this holiday season.

Earlier this month, a woman placed her wedding ring and a diamond engagement ring – worth nearly $2,000 – in a red kettle at Boston’s North Station with a note saying that she did it in memory of her generous late husband. Shortly after, a woman donated a $1,500 diamond cross pendant to the Salvation Army in Brookline, writing that she was inspired by the widow’s actions and wanted to thank the local community for welcoming her and her young son from Australia.

A diamond cross donated to the Salvation Army (Photo credit Salvation Army Boston) A diamond cross donated to the Salvation Army (Photo credit Salvation Army Boston)

On Wednesday, the charity announced two more donations – a complete wedding set with a $2,600 diamond ring placed in a Weymouth red kettle…

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