Someone in Miami Keeps Putting Gold and Jewelry in Salvation Army Buckets
Four years ago someone handed a Salvation Army bell ringer a gold nugget worth up to $4,000. The next year a gold and diamond ring popped up in one of the buckets. Last year ten $100 bills were found with Bible passages affixed. This year another gold and diamond ring worth about $3,500 was found in a bucket outside of a Pinecrest Publix.
According to NBC Miami, each year a woman called up the Salvation Army to inform them that something of value had been dropped off in the buckets. Apparently we've got a serial good Samaritan in Miami here on the loose with lots of old jewelry to give away.
This year's ring was found wrapped inside yellow notepad paper. "Continue your good caring for the needy in God's name," was written on the paper.
The original diamond ring was found at a nearby K-Mart, also in Pincrest and included a handwritten message along with a $50 bill. The gold nugget was found at a Publix in Coral Gables, and the $100 bills with bible verses were discovered in various buckets around the county.
The 2011 ring.
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