HARRISBURG - A volunteer ringing the bell at a Salvation Army kettle got an unusual donation: a diamond ring.

The ring was handed to August Memmi, a Dauphin County employee who was volunteering for the Salvation Army during his lunch hour yesterday.

The young man who gave it told Memmi that he bought the ring for his mother using money earned mowing lawns, but that she died this year and he wanted to put it to good use.

The Salvation Army planned to have the ring appraised to determine its value. - AP