Company to Present Check to USO
Matthews, NC, 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ —
Date: Friday, June 23, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Morrocroft Village Harris Teeter – 6701 Morrison Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 28211
Friday, June 23, 2017, Harris Teeter will present the USO with a $1 million check to help support our nation’s service members, as well as their families.
This donation is made possible by the success of Harris Teeter’s Support Our Troops Donation Card Campaign. For the fifth consecutive year, Harris Teeter invited its shoppers and associates to donate $1, $3 or $5 at checkout for the USO, an organization strengthening America’s service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. This year, Harris Teeter associates and shoppers answered the call by joining together to raise $1 million.
One-hundred percent of funds raised benefit the local USO chapter of the store where the donation was made. In fact, the stores in Harris Teeter’s home state of North Carolina raised more than $525,000 to directly benefit USO of North Carolina – the largest single donation the organization has ever received.
“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our loyal shoppers and valued associates. Without them, this donation would not be possible,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter.
“Over the last five years the Support Our Troops campaign, which is driven through the generosity of Harris Teeter’s customers and the hard work of their associates, has raised over $1.5 million across North Carolina communities served by Harris Teeter,” said John Falkenbury, President of the USO of North Carolina. “Those dollars enable us to provide critical resiliency programs and support operations that connect our men and women to their families, home and the nation. Their support helps us save and shape lives after 14 years of combat operations and deployments around the globe. ”
The check presentation will occur at the Morrocroft Village Harris Teeter, as a special thank you to the store’s associates and customers who helped raise more than $17,000, the highest donation collected out of all Harris Teeter locations.
Source: Harris Teeter