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A surprise awaited kettle workers at The Salvation Army in Salem, Ore., as they emptied the money from one of the red kettles.

Corps receives a touching donation.

RingA surprise awaited kettle workers at The Salvation Army in Salem, Ore., as they emptied the money from one of the red kettles.

Rolling out of the Salem Corps’ kettle was a note–folded up and taped together with something inside it. Major Jerry Ames, Marion/Polk County coordinator, took the small package, carefully removed the tape and unfolded it.

The note–written on a piece of Christmas paper–simply read: “Please use this to share God’s love. It is appraised at $500-600. It is all I have to give.”

Accompanying the message was a half-carat, white gold engagement ring.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the anonymous giver, believing whatever the circumstances, this person will be blessed,” Ames said.

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