Good Samaritan donates gold to SA

GENESEE COUNTY — Two generous donations of one-ounce gold coins were placed in the Salvation Army Red Kettles, one located at Bueche’s in Flushing and one at the Walmart in Grand Blanc. This completely anonymous gift from the heart is the first-time gold coins have been placed in two different Genesee County Kettles on the same day.

The coins have a value of approximately $1,500.

“We are grateful for the overwhelming generosity of these anonymous donor(s) and their commitment to help us “Do the Most Good in Genesee County” stated Major Randy Hellstrom, County Coordinator.

This generous donation will help ensure the Salvation Army will continue into 2020, to provide basic needs, emergency financial assistance for Genesee County residents and help families keep their utilities turned on, as well as providing assistance to avoid homelessness by providing the financial support to help them remain in their homes without the worry of eviction or foreclosure.

The food distribution program will provide food orders to the hungry and meals to children through our Kids Café. The Christmas Assistance Program that provides food baskets, toys, clothing, coats, hats and gloves for over 450 families.

The Salvation Army is one of the most trusted human service organizations and is committed to

“Doing the Most Good” with your contributions, time resources-$.84 of every dollar goes directly to programming/services.

The Salvation Army needs resident’s support to assist families during the coming year. Funds collected in the Red Kettle Campaign support programs and services for the coming year. Please take a moment to bless others by placing coins and dollars into the kettles located throughout the county or visit to donate.

For information on IRS contributions, gifts of stock or credit card donations, please contact:

Joy at 810-232-1684.