[Hpn] Salvation Army Raffles Off Diamond Ring That Was Donated

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Salvation Army Raffles Off Diamond Ring That Was Donated

January 23, 2008

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A Christmastime donation might make a very =
special Valentine's Day for one couple.=20

The Salvation Army of Broward County is raffling off a diamond =
engagement ring that was dropped off by an anonymous donor last month. =
The woman just told the charity to use the ring for "something good."=20

So the Salvation Army is selling raffle tickets for $25 each at its Fort =
Lauderdale store. Only 100 of the "Love Notes" will be made available. A =
drawing will be held February 13, 2008.=20

Jewelers have appraised the ring at $2,000. The size-five gold ring has =
a half-carat center stone surrounded by smaller diamond chips.=20

In 2005, someone dropped a diamond engagement ring in a Salvation Army =
holiday kettle. When no one claimed it, a jeweler bought the ring from =
the charity and held a free raffle on Valentine's Day.=20













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New Hampshire Homeless
Founded 11-28-99
25 Granite Street
Northfield,N.H. 03276-1640 USA
Advocates,activists for disabled,displaced human rights.
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