WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- It's the gift that keeps on giving in Winston-Salem: diamonds!
Major James Allison, the area commander for the Salvation Army of greater Winston-Salem, says this is the third year they have received a piece of diamond jewelry.
On Monday, an anonymous donor dropped a white gold and diamond ring in a red kettle with a note that said "This is real. In loving memory of Benny and Phyllis." Allsion said the ring was found at the K&W Cafeteria red kettle location on East Hanes Mill Road on Friday, Dec. 13.
In 2012, Major Allison told WFMY News 2 a diamond necklace was placed in the one of the red kettles and in 2011, a diamond ring was donated with the same note.
Allison says the organization is grateful for the donation, but they are still more than $55,000 behind where they need to be at this point.
Money raised during the Red Kettle Campaign helps the Salvation Army helps people in the Winston-Salem area with rent and utility assistance, food and shelter at Christmas and throughout the year.
Salvation Army of Winston-Salem, WFMY News 2