Company’s Commitment to Serving Military Members, Families Honored at Annual Gala
Matthews, N.C., 2017-Nov-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Veteran’s Day, Harris Teeter announces the company’s recent honor of being named the 2017 recipient of the USO of North Carolina’s Teer Award which was presented during the USO of North Carolina’s annual Salute to Freedom gala. USO of NC President and CEO, John Falkenbury, also announced the company’s induction into the prestigious Chairman’s Leadership Circle.
The Teer Award – named in honor of Mr. Robert Teer, the “founding father” of the USO of NC RDU Center, is presented annually to a community business that shows outstanding commitment to assisting in the mission of the USO of NC.
For six consecutive years, Harris Teeter has partnered with the USO by hosting Support Our Troops – a point of sale, register campaign, throughout each of its stores. Each May, Harris Teeter shoppers are invited to make a $1, $3 or $5 donation at checkout. Since 2012, Support Our Troops has raised over $4.6 million. In 2017 alone, the in-store campaign raised $1 million. Over $525,000 was raised in North Carolina and will directly benefit USO of NC.
Harris Teeter extends sincere thanks to its generous shoppers and valued associates who are directly responsible for the success of the annual campaign.
“Without the generosity of our loyal shoppers and valued associates combined with the diligent support of our USO partners, this campaign would not be possible,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are extremely proud of the impact this year’s $1 million campaign will have on our American service members and their families.”
“The USO of North Carolina was honored to present Harris Teeter with the 2017 Teer Award at our 13th annual Salute to Freedom Gala,” said John Falkenbury, president of the USO of North Carolina. “Harris Teeter’s commitment to supporting our military goes well beyond the one- month Support Our Troops campaign. Throughout the year, we continually work together on projects and events that help, not just our military, but the entire community. That’s what partners do for each other. Their support is unmatched, and we are so grateful for the generosity of the entire Harris Teeter team and all Harris Teeter associates and shoppers that contribute year after year.”
In addition to receiving the Teer Award, Harris Teeter was also inducted into the Chairman’s Leadership Circle, the foundation for Leadership Giving for the USO of North Carolina. Harris Teeter is the first and only member of this prestigious group which serves as partners in connecting American service members to their families, home and country, throughout the duration of their service to the nation.
About the USO
The USO of North Carolina strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Founded in 1941, the USO of NC is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of North Carolinians to support its programs and services. The USO of NC serves the fourth largest military population in the U.S., touching nearly 600,000 lives annually, helping our service members and their families through education, wellness, transition assistance and resiliency programs across the state. Combined Federal Campaign donors have joined thousands of individual donors, our travel partner American Airlines, 4-star Patriot Circle members Bank of America, Cannon Foundation, Community Coffee, Harris Teeter, Lenovo, Marine Federal Credit Union, USAA, Walmart and other corporate partners to support the USO of NC and our service members.
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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