The Salvation Army is announcing that the second gold coin was found at the Walgreens located at T C Jester in northwest Houston. The coin is a South African Krugerrand worth an estimated $1800; however, Roman Leal with the Salvation Army says some Houstonians have decided to give even bigger.
Houston Gold has stepped up. Ron made the same offer he did last year, he’s giving us $3,000 for the coin, which is double the value of it.
Ron and Kim Jorgensen are married and are co-owners of Houston Gold which also gave generously to the Salvation Army last year. Kim says the couple believes in giving back to the community.
“My husband has a very big heart and he’s a strong believer that you’re blessed by the lord by helping others.”
Houston Gold agreed to buy the Krugerrand coin for $3,000, but surprised the local charitable agency by giving the coin back to them and placing a third coin in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle. Kim says she knows Christmas is not about material things.
“Giving back like this is the true meaning of Christmas it’s not about the presents the dinners and the clothes and the what not it’s about the peace you have in your heart doing for others.”
The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign donations serve 18 area facilities and their Angel Giving Tree program, which provides Christmas gifts for children in need. Currently there are more than 200 kettles accepting donations in the Greater Houston area. One way to give, visit Online Red Kettle.org.
Written by Reyna Reyna and voiced by Pat Hernandez.