Unknown donor gives $6,000 ring to Salvation Army
This ring, appraised at $6,000, was donated anonymously to the Salvation Army in Dalton, Georgia.
February 15th, 2011
11:44 AM ET

Unknown donor gives $6,000 ring to Salvation Army

The Salvation Army operation in Dalton, Georgia, expects to ring up a substantial sum, thanks to an unusual gift from an anonymous couple.

The charity says a woman handed one of its holiday season bell-ringers a diamond wedding ring wrapped in a plastic bag, along with a note reading, "My husband and I are still deeply in love. We think you could make better use of this ring than us. (Signed) All for Jesus."

The ring, appraised at $6,000, is being offered to private bidders at Maryville Jewelers in Dalton, CNN affiliate WXIA reports.

"It tells me that people have a heart even in these trying times," Salvation Army Maj. Henry Hunter told the station. "They're not focused on self."

The sale of the ring will help reduce the charity's $50,000 deficit, Hunter said.

Maryville Jewelers will accept bids for the next three weeks.

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  1. Yvonne Robinson

    Beautiful Husband& Wife!!! Diamonds are forever and who know's she might have a bigger diamond, way more costy,& Beautiful 1 so that wasnt about nothing!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • buddy greene

      i cant think of a more worthy or deserving organization.they were of great help to me having lost every thing in this recession.

      February 15, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. lol

    What an idiot! There are many charities that are far better than the starvation army! I'll never give them a penny.

    February 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mE

    at least she gave.....

    February 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Canopy

    Such a wonderful selfless act and a nice story to hear about after Valentine's. Goes to show you don't need to buy things to show LOVE.

    February 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ren

    Great! Simply great!

    February 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mohamad

    Oh Cesar, oh RuffNutt where are you? I miss you. Excuse me while I see my pet camel, Abu. +++++++++GAY PRIDE+++++++++

    February 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mohamad

    I am from middle east we cannot drink beer but we drink camel butt juice. Very good.

    February 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mohamad

    Me like to ride camell with two humps. Oh yea, babyyyyy!!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mohamad

    Such a slow day in boys town. I want a man.

    February 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |

    i just got back this mourning from cali.. had to go stock up on some medical supplies...

    February 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mohamad

    So, I don't care

    February 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |

    i stopped and got that camel viagra you wanted..

    February 15, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tomaz

    GREAT CHRISTIAN GIVER! "DON'T LET YOUR LEFT HAND KNOW WHAT YOUR RIGHT HAND HAS GIVEN WHEN U GIVE A GIFT. " JC. Thank u for giving without making news of your good deeds!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      She didn't break the hand rule. She let her right finger know what her left finger was doing.

      February 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mohamad

    @RuffNutt, now you speak my language. Abu and I thank you.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mohamad

    @@@@@ Gay is the way. Gay is the way. Gay is the way. Gay is the way. Start today. Yeah.@@@@@

    February 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
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