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1/14/2010
Harris Teeter gives the community an easy way to lend a hand to the victims of the Earthquake in Haiti
The company will also be donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross Relief Fund


Harris Teeter gives the community an easy way to lend a hand to the victims of the Earthquake in Haiti

The company will also be donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross Relief Fund

Donation CardCharlotte, NC - Harris Teeter stores are proud to join the countless volunteers and staff that help the American Red Cross provide relief in the midst of a crisis.  Starting on Friday, January 15, 2010, all Harris Teeter stores will be selling $1 and $5 Haiti Earthquake Relief Cards to give customers an opportunity to lend a hand to those struggling in the aftermath of the January 12th earthquake in Haiti. 

Harris Teeter will also be making a $25,000 donation to the effort and all money raised by donation card sales will go directly to the American Red Cross International Response Fund.  The fund will support the affected national societies by providing relief supplies, emergency response units, personnel and support for long-term reconstruction. 

“When disaster strikes our customers and associates want to lend their support and make a difference,” said Fred Morganthall, President of Harris Teeter.  “The Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund will be an easy way for customers to make a donation the next time they are in our stores,” added Morganthall.

How can customers donate? Haiti Earthquake Relief donation cards will be placed at every cash register; when customers check-out, they can simply pick-up either the $1 or $5 card and tell their cashier they would like to make a donation.  The card will be scanned and added to the grocery total.  Customers can buy as many cards as they would like.  The campaign will run from January 15, 2010 - January 31, 2010.

"For an international response, a monetary gift is the best way to help those in need. You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. The American Red Cross honors donor intent," said Kate Meier, American Red Cross, Greater Carolinas Chapter

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

Harris Teeter appreciates the support of its media partners in all of its marketing areas.

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