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12/26/2004
Harris Teeter gives the community an easy way to lend a hand to Tsunami Relief.
Harris Teeter partners with the American Red Cross and media outlets throughout six states to raise money for the victims


As the need for funds developed in the wake of the deadly Tsunami in Southeast Asia and Africa Harris Teeter initiated a campaign to help provide relief.  All 138 Harris Teeter stores sold $1 and $5 Tsunami Relief Fund cards at their registers from January 10th – February 4th.  Customer, associate and media partner support helped raise $322,674.  A $25,000 donation from Harris Teeter is also included in the fund total.

 

“The Tsunami Relief campaign provided customers and easy way to lend a hand to our neighbors overseas,” said Fred Morganthall, President of Harris Teeter.  “Our customer’s generosity speaks volumes and we would like them to know how appreciative we are for their support,” added Morganthall.

 

100% of the money raised will go directly to the American Red Cross International Response Fund.  This fund supports the affected national societies by providing relief supplies, emergency response units, personnel and support for long-term reconstruction. 

 

“Harris Teeter is a great Red Cross partner and we are again touched by their willingness to create this opportunity for their customers and associates to help meet the massive needs associated with this disaster,” said Pam Daigle, CEO of Red Cross Greater Carolinas Chapter.  “The collaboration between Harris Teeter, the American Red Cross, and our media partners demonstrates the power of community partnerships.  Thousands of people will be helped as a result of this effort”

 

Harris Teeter is committed to the communities where our customers and associates live and work.  We will continue to give them the opportunity to donate to organizations that make a difference in the lives of their friends, colleagues and communities around the world.


 

Donation Breakdown by city

City                  State   Donation         # of Participating

                                     Raised            Harris Teeter stores

Charlotte           NC      $134,225                     55

Triangle             NC      $59,244                       28

Triad                 NC      $31,708                       18

DC/Metro         VA       $11,292                       6

Wilmington        NC       $22,023                       6

Tidewater          VA       $10,369                       5

Charleston         SC       $5,107                          4

Nashville            TN       $7,275                         3

Jacksonville        FL        $2,755                         2

Hilton Head        SC       $1,897                         2

Western NC       NC      $2,331                         2

Eastern NC         NC      $1,587                         2

St. Simons          GA       $1,106                         1

Charlottesville     VA       $3,881                         1

Danville              VA       $423                            1

Florence             SC       $1,031                         1

Laurinburg          NC      $1,420                         1

HT Donation      NC      $25,000          

 

Total                             $322,674                     138