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Harris Teeter to Donate $1.7 Million to the USO through Support Our Troops Campaign

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MATTHEWS, N.C., July 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Harris Teeter announced today a donation of $1.7 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 annual Support Our Troops campaign.

From April 24 through July 9, all Harris Teeter locations hosted an in-store donation campaign, inviting shoppers to round up their transaction to the nearest whole dollar at checkout.

This $1.7 million donation brings the Company's total amount donated through Support Our Troops to over $7.6 million since the campaign's inception in 2012.

"Partners like Harris Teeter help make our USO mission a reality," said Chad Hartman, USO vice president of development and corporate alliances. "For the past eight years, the annual Support Our Troops campaign has helped to rally tremendous military support and generosity that in turn allows us to support and strengthen service members and military families. We thank the Harris Teeter team and its loyal shoppers for being a Force Behind the Forces."

"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 2019 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.

 

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