'Fill the Boot' muscular dystrophy donor lost wedding ring in Elizabeth

Posted at 11:04 AM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 13:12:24-04

ELIZABETH, Colo. -- A generous donor who gave change to a firefighter during the "Fill the Boot" campaign may have accidentally donated a wedding ring.

Teams from Elizabeth Fire were collecting donations the weekend before Labor Day at the intersection of Highway 86 and County Road 13, according to Kara Gerczynski, spokeswoman for Elizbaeth Fire.

"When [firefighters] looked through the collections to count the money, they found the ring," Gerczynski told Denver7.

Gerczynski speculated that maybe the ring was in a pocket and was donated with a pocket full of change, or maybe it came off someone's finger as they dropped the change in the boot.

"We'd love for someone to pick it up," Gerczynski said.

The ring is a men's ring and while it looks like most wedding rings, it does have something that distinguishes it, so it can be identified by the owner.

If you lost a ring while donating money, please call the Elizabeth Fire Department at 303-646-3800. 

Even without the ring, Elizabeth firefighters collected a record $19,000 for Muscular Dystrophy over three days.


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