Salvation Army receives unique gift in kettle

SAVOY - The Salvation Army has found a unique donation inside one of its red kettles in central Illinois.

According to Salvation Army Corps Officer Major Tom McDowell, a diamond ring was anonymously dropped into a kettle outside of a Savoy Walmart store Thursday night.  The ring was accompanied by a note, asking the charity to use the ring to purchase food, toys, shelter, or anything else that's needed.

McDowell says the ring has been sold to a jewelry store in Champaign for $225.

The diamond ring is not the only out-of-the-ordinary donation made at that particular Walmart, as a 2003 gold Liberty coin was placed into the kettle in front of the store a year ago.
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