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Former NBA Star Daniel Gibson to Partners With The Salvation Army Houston
For A Second Year To Feed Families For The Holidays


(Los Angeles, CA) – Former Cleveland Cavaliers star Daniel Gibson, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area, Communities in Schools of Houston, Inc. (CIS) and Houston Independent School District will be partnering on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm to give away hams to 50 families at Bastian Elementary in the South Park area of Houston. This private event will provide one ham per family and promote a nutritious meal during the holiday season. In addition, one family will be receiving a full meal for 6.

“I am proud to be from South Park and realize the importance of giving back to my community. I am excited to work with The Salvation Army, CIS and HISD to provide meals for these families during the holiday season,” said Gibson.

Families participating in the event are from The Salvation Army’s Houston Food Bank program, which provides backpacks full of food for children to take home over the weekend to address food instability in the home.

“We are excited that Daniel reached out to us again this year, in order to help him help his old neighborhood of South Park,” said Major Chris Flanagan, Area Commander for The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command. “Thanks to him, these families will have a wonderful holiday season and The Salvation Army is proud and committed to making sure we meet the growing needs of our community.”

“We are grateful for this wonderful gift Daniel Gibson is providing to our Bastian Elementary families and for giving back to this community where he is from. He has made many families very happy this holiday season!” said Toron Wooldridge, principal of Bastian Elementary.

Communities in Schools of Houston (CIS) has served at-risk students in the Greater Houston Area since 1979. CIS is a campus-based, nonprofit organization providing direct services and resources to under-served children with unmet needs. By surrounding them with a community of support, CIS empowers students to stay in school and achieve life.

“Communities in Schools of Houston (CIS) has been serving students in the Houston area for 34 years. We are grateful to partners such as the NBA’s Daniel Gibson and the Salvation Army for giving back to the community and making the holidays extra special for our families. Mr. Gibson and The Salvation Army’s actions are firmly stated in our mission statement…surrounding students with a community of support and empowering them to achieve in life,” said a statement from CIS.


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Press Inquiries
Mr. Daniel Gibson
The C6 Group, Inc.
sarah@c6groupinc.com
(310)651-9963

The Salvation ArmyGreater Houston Area
Sybil Moncivais Sanchez
Sybil.sanchez@uss.salvationarmy.org
(832)201-8025
Communities in Schools of Houston, Inc.
Cecilia Garcia Lee
cgarcialee@cis-houston.org
(713)654-1515
Houston Independent School District
Amanda Norwig
anorwig@houstonisd.org
(713)556-6380