Winston-Salem, NC -- The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem has received a generous donation that's not money for the second year in a row.
On Friday, an anonymous donor put a white and gold diamond necklace in one of the red Christmas collection kettles. The ring was wrapped in a note that read, "This is real. In loving memory of Benny and Phyllis." The Salvation Army said that it was donated at the K&W Cafeteria on East Hanes Mill Rd. Last year, the Winston-Salem chapter of the Salvation Army received a diamond ring with a note that said the exact same thing at a different K&W Cafeteria location.
Major James Allison, Area Commander for the Salvation Army of Winston-Salem, said that they are very grateful that someone has donated such a valued item to them. "While this is a great help, our Red Kettle campaign Triad-wide is still $38,000 behind where we need to be at this point."
Money raised from the Red Kettle campaign funds the Salvation Army's community projects throughout the year.
Triad Salvation Army's have had some other generous donors this year who gave gold coins
and a truck load full of toys and bicycles
Salvation Army Winston-Salem