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4/22/2011
Harris Teeter shoppers raise over $35,000 since Monday for the Disaster Relief Fund
Purchase a $1 or $5 donation card at your Harris Teeter to support the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts

Harris Teeter shoppers raise over $35,000 since Monday for the Disaster Relief Fund
Purchase a $1 or $5 donation card at your Harris Teeter to support the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts in North Carolina

Charlotte, NC - Harris Teeter shoppers have raised over $35,000 and counting during the Disaster Relief Fund donation card campaign launched on April 18, 2011.  Harris Teeter stores in the Triangle area began selling $1 and $5 Disaster Relief Fund donation cards on Monday to support the American Red Cross and the Harris Teeter associates and community members affected by the recent tornadoes. 

All money raised by donation card sales will go directly to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund to help the victims of the recent tornadoes in North Carolina. The dollars donated will enable the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance. 

“When disaster strikes our customers and associates want to lend their support and make a difference,” said Fred Morganthall, President of Harris Teeter.  “The 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? Disaster Relief Fund 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 and the campaign ends on April 30, 2011. 

Harris Teeter is committed to the communities where its customers and associates live and work.  On Sunday, April 17, 2011 the company sent 4,800 bags of FREE ice to the Southpark Village Harris Teeter store located at 324 Village Walk Drive in Holly Springs. 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.

Harris Teeter would also like to thank its media partner ABC-11 for helping raise awareness for the Disaster Relief Donation Card campaign.