24 December 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

40 Additional Coins Mean a NEW Gold Rush for The Salvation Army

Green Bay, WI (December 24, 2016) Can you say REPEAT?

On Thursday, December 22, all kettles had not been counted by The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay when it announced receipt of 33 gold coins. Once the final kettle was counted, the grand total amounted to 40 gold coins from six kettles.

On Friday, December 23, the donor repeated this miraculous gift of generosity by dropping 40 more gold coins into Salvation Army kettles in Manitowoc County!

The coins are American Eagle 2016 One Ounce Gold Coins valued at $1,130 each, making the total donation of 80 gold coins valued at $90,400, or $45,200 for the two areas in which the coins were found.

"This will save Christmas. Without this gift we were only at 50% of our Red Kettle Campaign goal. This brings us to 87%; this gift is absolutely going to save Christmas," said Lt. Jeffrey Olson, Manitowoc Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army of Manitowoc County has a Red Kettle Campaign goal of $150,000. The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay has a Red Kettle Campaign goal of $1,000,000. So far, a projected $920,000 (including the 40 golden coins) has been raised in Greater Green Bay.

Major Bob Mueller, Greater Green Bay Coordinator for The Salvation Army personally spoke with a friend of this anonymous donor and confirmed that all 80 gold coins have be received with joyful hearts and serving hands.

This miracle will help The Salvation Army continue working miracles in the lives of people served in Manitowoc County and the Greater Green Bay area!

Media Contacts:

Nick Meisner
Director of Marketing and Communications
The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay
d: 920.544.4973 | c: 920.544.6976

Robert J. Mueller, Major
Greater Green Bay Area Coordinator
The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay
w: 920.884.5055 | c: 920.609.5300

Jeffrey Olson, Major
Manitowoc Pastor/Corps Officer
The Salvation Army of Manitowoc
w: 920.684.7117 | c: 920.629.8001

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About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org). Nationally, approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide.