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6/6/2011
Harris Teeter Shoppers Help Over 14,000 Military Persons Connect with their Family Members through Smiles Over Miles
May donation card campaign brings in nearly $100,000 in support of military, service members and our Armed Forces


Harris Teeter Shoppers Help Over 14,000 Military Persons Connect with their Family Members through Smiles Over Miles
May donation card campaign brings in nearly $100,000 in support of military, service members and our Armed Forces

Charlotte, NCHarris Teeter’s generous shoppers raised nearly $100,000 during the company’s Smiles Over Miles donation card campaign to give military, service members and our Armed Forces or their family members, through USO centers, the opportunity to send secure video messages back home.

Harris Teeter sold $1and $7 donation cards in each of its stores during the month of May to raise money to purchase Smiles Over Miles account cards that will be placed at participating USO centers for use by military, service members and our Armed Forces.  In total, Harris Teeter’s generous shoppers raised enough money to give over 14,000 active duty service members an account card that enables them to send and receive unlimited voice, text, large file attachments or video messages for one year using with Smiles Over Miles. 

Smiles Over Miles is powered by Privacy Data Systems and an expansion of an existing USO of North Carolina program that originally brought families of military, service members and our Armed Forces to its center to record and mail DVD messages to their loved ones. 

There are nearly 3,000,000 active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members representing the United States both here and abroad, and Harris Teeter is proud to support them during its Smiles Over Miles and additional promotions throughout the year.

USO locations include USO DC Metro serving Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia; USO of Delaware; USO Florida; USO Georgia; USO North Carolina, USO South Carolina, USO Fort Campbell.

For more information about Smiles Over Miles, please visit smilesovermiles.com.