- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace.

On Tuesday afternoon, the agency received a call directing bell ringers to check a kettle in Doral, a Miami suburb. There, a worker found the necklace and a note telling the group to keep up the good work.

The Miami Herald (https://hrld.us/1xrhqZh) reports that it’s the fifth consecutive year the organization’s Miami-Dade chapter has received an unusual gift around the holidays. It always comes with a similar note and a phone call from a woman.

Judith Mori of the Salvation Army says the necklace is appraised at $1,340. Previously, the gifts have been a gold nugget, $1,000 and two diamond rings.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, https://www.news-journalonline.com


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