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Harris Teeter gives shoppers an easy way to lend a hand in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

Charlotte, NC - Harris Teeter stores are proud to join the countless volunteers and staff of the American Red Cross who come together to provide relief in the midst of a crisis. Starting on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 Charlotte area Harris Teeter stores will be selling $1 and $5 Hurricane Relief cards to raise money for those struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Greensboro and Raleigh stores will begin September 1st and all other Harris Teeter stores will begin on Friday, September 2nd. These monetary donations will help the affected communities recover not only from Hurricane Katrina, but also power outages, massive flooding and tornadoes.

Harris Teeter will match up to $25,000 of its customers’ donations. All money raised will go directly to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. This fund will support the affected areas by providing relief supplies, emergency response units, personnel and support for long-term re-construction.

“We at Harris Teeter have received numerous inquiries from our customers asking us to develop away for them to reach the disaster victims,” said Fred Morganthall, President of Harris Teeter. “The Hurricane Relief Fund is an easy way for customers to donate and Harris Teeter wants to take that a step further by matching dollar for dollar up to $25,000, hoping others will be encouraged to donate to the relief efforts,” added Morganthall.

How do customers donate? Hurricane Relief cards will be placed at every register as you check out at your neighborhood food market. Pick up either the $1 or $5 card and tell your cashier you would like to make a donation. The card will be scanned and added to your grocery total. Customers need not worry, they can buy as many cards as they would like. Harris Teeter store managers will hang the purchased Hurricane Relief cards throughout the store so customers can see how their community is making a difference.

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 families, friends, colleagues and community.

Stay tuned to WCNC6 or Clear Channel Radio Stations for updated information on the Hurricane Katrina Fund.