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Diamond ring found in metro donation bucket

Posted at 4:45 PM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-05 18:24:34-04

A drop in the bucket creates a mystery for an Omaha organization that helps the homeless.

The Heartland News organizers say someone put a diamond ring inside one of their donation buckets while they were outside a metro area Wal-Mart within the last week.

They're associated with the International Network of Street Papers, and have homeless and unemployed sell the papers as an alternative to panhandling.

President M, A, Yah says a jeweler authenticated the ring, and he wants to make sure the person who dropped the ring in the bucket intended for them to have it.

"What we're going to do with the ring if it was donated we're going to sell it and we'll take the money and put it back in the paper to help the homeless with jobs but I don't want to do this if there's some person out there looking for their ring,” M, A, Yah explained.

He hopes the owner will contact him to let him know their intentions and would like them to tell him which Wal-Mart, day, and vendor was working.  He says they would be thrilled if it was a gift but wants to be sure.

"It's the right thing to do someone could be looking for their ring and they lost it trying to help us.  Like one good deed you lost your ring so I would like to do a good deed in return and return your ring if you did it accidentally,” M, A, Yah concluded.

If the ring looks familiar and it was yours contact the Heartland News at 402-208-7533.  If it was a donation you can remain anonymous.