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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2013
Second Gold Coin of the Season donated to The Salvation Army

Houston, TX (December 5, 2013) – Just two days after receiving the first gold coin of the 2013 season, today, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command received the second Gold Coin, at a Red Kettle site located at 6360 San Felipe in southwest Houston. The one ounce gold coin was discovered outside of a local Walgreens.

The Gold Coin is a 2013 Lady Liberty and was wrapped inside of a one dollar bill with an accompanying note that read “Thanks be to God, for His indescribable gift! –Jesus Christ– 2 Corinthians 9:15”.

The red kettle locations where both gold coins were donated are operated by The Salvation Army Irvington Corps Community Center in near north Houston, under Lieutenant Joshua McKain.

The first gold coin, a 1980 South African krugerrand, was received this past Tuesday, December 3rd at a Red Kettle site at the Sam’s Club, located at 5310 South Rice Avenue. The first gold coin was wrapped inside of a one dollar bill with an accompanying note that read “A child is born, Jesus!”

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The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is the largest and oldest charitable fundraiser of its kind in the United States, and the funds raised locally benefit programs and services operated by the Greater Houston Area Command across Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. These programs and services include the nonprofit organization’s annual Angel Tree program.

Some 25,000 children and seniors have registered to receive new unwrapped gifts from The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command, this year, as part of its annual Christmas assistance program known as the Angel Tree program. Other programs supported by the Red Kettle campaign include year-round youth and senior programs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, shelters, financial assistance, and disaster relief, etc.


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In this community since 1889, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command serves Harris, Montgomery and Fort Bend Counties through youth programs, shelter, disaster relief, counseling, senior programs and rehabilitation. The mission of The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command is to meet human needs without discrimination. Each year over 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army. About 88.4 cents of every dollar raised locally is used to support those services in Houston and at close to 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information about The Salvation Army, please visit www.salvationarmyhouston.org.