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Donor Drops More Than Cash Into Salvation Army Kettle

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- An anonymous donor dropped in some major green into a a red Salvation Army bucket and it wasn't in the form of cash.

On Tuesday, the Salvation Army got a call from a woman asking to check the contents of a Red Kettle located at 97th Avenue and 41th Street.

Once they went through the contents of the bucket, they found an emerald necklace with a note that read "Keep Doing Good God bless The Salvation Army -- A friend."

Salvation Army officials said they think this to be another gift of the local  "Secret Santa" that strikes every year.

Back in 2013, a similar phone call came in and they found a diamond ring valued at $3,500 inside one of the buckets. Along with the ring came a note which reads, "Continue your good caring for the needy in God's name."

The year before that, the same call came in. Officials then found $1,000 were given among three Red Kettle locations wrapped in notes with Mark 12:43-44 Bible verse: "Jesus said: "This poor widow has put in more than all the others. They gave out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty."

In previous years, a woman wearing sunglasses also gave a Salvation Army ringer a gold nugget wrapped in a yellow post it note that read "This gold nugget is a family keepsake. Please use its value to help those in need with the Salvation Army -- A friend"

Another year, they also got a similar call and and checked the bucket to find a diamond ring valued at $3,500 wrapped in a $100 bill with a note that read "They need more than I do. Do Good! -- A friend."



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