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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 26, 2013
The Houston Gold Exchange to Purchase The Salvation Army’s
First and Second Gold Coins of the Season for $5,000


Houston, TX (December 26, 2013) – On Friday, December 27, 2013, local company The Houston Gold Exchange will purchase The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command’s First and Second Gold Coins of the Season for $5,000, at 1500 Austin Street, Houston, TX 77002.

The first gold coin of the season was discovered on December 3rd at a Red Kettle site at the Sam’s Club, located at 5310 South Rice Avenue. The 1980 South African krugerrand was wrapped inside of a one dollar bill with an accompanying note that read “A child is born, Jesus!” The second gold coin was received on December 5th at a Red Kettle site at the Walgreens, located at 6360 San Felipe. The 2013 Lady Liberty 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”.

ALL INTERESTED MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

Who: The Salvation Army and The Houston Gold Exchange

What: First and Second Gold Coins of the Season Purchased for $5,000
Featured Activities to Include:
- Presentation of a blown up check to The Salvation Army
- Presentation of the Gold Coins to The Houston Gold Exchange
- Representatives from The Salvation Army and The Houston Gold Exchange will be available for media interviews

Where: The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command
1500 Austin Street, Houston, TX 77002

When: Friday, December 27, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Why: With the Thanksgiving holiday arriving later in the month, this year’s annual Red Kettle campaign was shorter by a vital five days. Donations coming in between now and the end of the year are critically important to The Salvation Army’s ability to meet needs right here in our community.
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. 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.