About a week ago, while processing clothes that were donated, Mercedes Stewart along with a volunteer of the Camden Rescue Mission Inc., discovered a red velvet box in the pocket of a jean sequence ladies suit, still with tags attached to it.
Upon opening the velvet box, volunteers uncovered four (4), Diamond Tennis Bracelets and one (1), Gold & Diamond Bangle Bracelet. Unknowingly as to who the donor was that contributed the items, the staff immediately took the items to Rev., Stewart and thus the search began for finding the rightful owner of the jewelery.
On monday, November 19th, as mrs., Stewartwas listening to the messages stored in the Camden Rescue Mission voice box, there was a message from a donor who had a question about a donation she mad one week prior. Rev., Stewart answered the call only to find that we had located the owner of the jewelery. In tears, as she explained what happened, she had been storing the jewelery in this outfit and when she made the donation, she didnt remember to remove these from the pocket which contained the velvet box.
She was hoping and praying that the "Mission", would find them, for they held great sentimental value in her life as they were gifts from her husband to commemorate their twenty five years (25), of marriage.
She continued crying tears of joy as we confirmed that we found her missing treasure and they were safe. On November 22nd, they picked the jewelery up from the Mission and were very thankful for the honesty and integrity displayed by the Mission and its staff.
We here at the "Camden Rescue Mission" are thankful for the blessing to participate in the unity of these precious memoirs back to their rightful owner.
Pleas make a donation for our up and coming Christmas celebration for over 7,000 needy children in the city of Camden NJ.
"Thank you". Rev., Al Stewart & The Camden Rescue Mission Inc."
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