Raining Diamonds! Donors Drop Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands, Other …
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Generous donors drop engagement rings, wedding bands and other jewelry in Salvage Army’s trademark red kettles.
A widow’s sentimental gift to the charity has led to more donors dropping valuable jewelry in the red kettles. It all began when an anonymous donor donated her diamond cross pendant, which had a value of about $ 1,500, into one red kettles.
The donor wrote that she was actually inspired by another widow who donated her engagement diamond ring and her late husband’s wedding band to help buy toys for deprived children. Both jewelries were in turn bought by another widow who spent $ 21,000 to buy them so that she can return them to the real owner.
Salvation Army also revealed that the women met each other and returned the rings to the real owner.
Captain Myron Smith of the Salvation Army says that Boston had something special happening after he found the precious jewelry while clearin…………… continues on Tech Times
Woman’s missing wedding rings found
News from Lincoln Journal Star:
KEARNEY — Kearney resident Arlene Johnson calls the return of her missing wedding rings her Christmas miracle.
Johnson said she was devastated earlier this month when she realized she’d lost the rings somewhere after a night out dining with some friends.
Her husband of 54 years, Rodney, had died in May, and she had taken to wearing his wedding band with her wedding rings.
“These were my very original rings,” Johnson said. “I never had a desire to get a different ring like some people do. I’d had them for 54 years. I can’t explain my grief in losing them.”
A couple of days after searching her house and retracing her steps to no avail, she mentioned her loss while on a visit to her chiropractor’s office. The office manager, Janis Robbins, remembered seeing a Kearney Area Exchange Facebook post about some rings that had been found. The description in the post matched Johnson’s description of her rings.
Robbins sent a message to Madison Bressman, who’d found the rings on the floor at Napoli’s restaurant where she worked. That’s the restaurant where Johnson had dined with her friends.
Bressman said she posted her message about the rings because, “I just thought if I lost mine, I’d be devastated.”
Johnson and Robbins said they appreciated Bressman’s honesty in trying to find the rings’ owner.
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