Wedding Band Donated During Fill-the-Boot Campaign
By: Melissa Toupin
Cranston Fire Fighters found a gold wedding band during
their annual "Fill-the-Boot" drive this weekend. The ring was put in with the
donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
"We dumped all the money out, started counting everything, and
there it was," said Cranston Fire Fighter Ken Silva.
The Department is now searching for the rings owner.
"The reason we're putting this out there is we're hoping
that who ever it belongs to will see this, and contact us, and we can get it back
to them," said Cranston Fire Lt. Gary Meinertz.
The Fire Fighters were collecting in the area of Rolfe Square when the ring was discovered.
Fire officials say the band, which appears to belong to a
man, likely slipped off someone's finger, or was deposited by accident.
Fire officials say they have found plenty of things in their
boots over the years, but never anything with this much sentimental value.
"We'll find lint. We'll find cigarette
butts. We'll find a lot of different stuff in our boots at the end of a
collection," said Lt. Meinertz. "But this a first for us, finding the wedding
Whether the owner truly lost the
ring, or meant to donate it to charity, the Department says they want to hear
from that person. If it is your ring, or you know who it belongs to, you can
call them at Cranston Fire Head Quarters (401) 461-4161.