Harris Teeter to Donate $1.2 Million to the USO through Support Our Troops Campaign
Company Thanks Shoppers, Valued Associate for Generous Participation
Matthews, N.C. – Aug.8, 2018 - Harris Teeter announced today a donation of $1.2 million to the USO, a military service organization that strengthens service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country. The donation was made possible through generous contributions from Harris Teeter’s loyal shoppers and valued associates during the Company’s seventh annual Support Our Troops campaign.
During the month of May, Harris Teeter locations in South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia hosted a donation card campaign, inviting shoppers to donate $1, $3 or $5 at checkout.
From May 1 through July 31, all North Carolina Harris Teeter stores hosted a round up campaign, which invited shoppers to donate by rounding up their transaction to the nearest whole dollar.
This $1.2 million donation brings the Company’s total amount donated through Support Our Troops to over $5.9 million since the campaign’s inception in 2012.
“The USO considers Harris Teeter to be a true Force Behind the Forces,” said Kristina Griffin, USO senior director, corporate alliances. “In addition to hiring transitioning service members, Harris Teeter also brings in-store donation opportunities, like this campaign, to Americans across the country to support our service members. Their generosity is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to continuing and growing this valuable partnership.”
“Harris Teeter is overwhelmed by the extreme generosity demonstrated throughout this campaign,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Our valued associates and loyal shoppers continuously show their support to the USO, and we are proud to partner with this incredible organization which supports our brave service members, as well as their families.”
All funds collected during the campaign will be allocated to local USO chapters throughout the areas in which Harris Teeter does business.
Harris Teeter, along with the USO, thanks its valued shoppers and associates who donated during the 2018 Support Our Troops campaign.
About the USO
The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.
About Harris Teeter
Harris Teeter, with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). The regional grocery chain employs approximately 30,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.