(Fallbrook, California) – Officials of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.com) have announced a matching-contributions program to provide assistance to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

In a September 28, 2005 letter to PNG member-dealers, the organization’s Executive Director, Robert Brueggeman, stated:

“We have all witnessed the terrible destruction and upheaval caused by Hurricane Katrina. Countless Americans have been uprooted and left homeless. While many of you have already made personal donations to the relief effort, it is time for the PNG as a whole to do its part.”

“The Professional Numismatists Guild is pledging to match contributions by our membership, dollar for dollar, up to $5000. We ask simply that, those of you planning to make a donation to this cause send your checks to the PNG. Combined with our matching contribution, your dollars will go twice as far! Imagine what we can accomplish by joining our efforts this way.”

“Your financial gift to the hurricane relief efforts will help provide shelter, food, clothing and other assistance to those affected by this unparalleled tragedy.”

Donation checks marked for the relief fund can be sent to: Professional Numismatists Guild, 3950 Concordia Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028.

For additional information, call the PNG at (760) 728-1300.