Harris Teeter’s fifth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign raised nearly $800,000 for the USO

Matthews. NC, 2016-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter announced today it is donating nearly $800,000 to the USO, an organization dedicated to supporting America’s service members and their families. The donation was made possible thanks to generous contributions from Harris Teeter shoppers and valued associates during the Company’s fifth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign.

Harris Teeter hosted the donation card campaign throughout the month of May by inviting shoppers to donate $1, $3 or $5 to the USO at checkout.  The $800,000 donation announced today brings the total amount through Support Our Troops since the campaign’s inception in 2012 to over $3.68 million.

The money contributed by Harris Teeter’s shoppers and valued associates will help fund important programs and services for our active duty, retired and wounded service members, as well as their families. One-hundred percent of all funds collected during the campaign will be allocated to local USO chapters throughout the areas in which Harris Teeter does business.

It will allow the USO to deliver valuable programs, entertainment and services that make a difference in the lives of service members and their families throughout their journey in the military. Harris Teeter’s contribution helps the USO support the millions of men and women who make up our nation’s military community, through programs, like these:

  • Operation Phone Home®, helps keep service men and women connected to their loved ones during deployments. Through this highly requested program, more than 778,000 calls were made by deployed service members in 2015.
  • The USO Transition 360 Alliance brings together top organizations that keep service members connected to family, home and country during their transition to civilian life. The network of Alliance partners offers holistic transition support, focusing on three key pillars for success: planning for the future, pursuing a new career, and strengthening your family.
  • The Special Delivery program provides baby showers for military moms-to-be, who have often not experienced a baby shower and are far away from their support network. More than 2,700 military spouses and expectant active-duty mothers have enjoyed this USO program since it began in August 2013.

Harris Teeter, along with the USO, thanks its valued customers and associates who participated in the 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, non-profit 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.

In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: AT&T, the BNSF Railway Foundation, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, NFL and Four-Star Partners: Advisors Excel, BIC, ConAgra Foods, GEICO, Harris Teeter, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, TKS, USAA and the Wawa Foundation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

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Harris Teeter's fifth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign raised nearly $800,000 for the USO
Harris Teeter’s fifth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign raised nearly $800,000 for the USO

 

Source: Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter will launch its fifth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign

Company Contributes Over $2.8 Million Since 2012

MATTHEWS, NC, 2016-Apr-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sunday, May 1, Harris Teeter will launch its fifth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign. This campaign, which benefits the USO, helps support active duty military and their families, as well as wounded service members, those transitioning back to civilian life, and families of the fallen.

During the month of May, Harris Teeter shoppers and associates will be invited to make $1, $3 or $5 donations to Support Our Troops at checkout, or during their expresslane online order. The company gives 100 percent of these donations directly to the USO to help connect America’s service members and their families to their family, home and country throughout their journey in the military. The USO acts as an extended family for our nation’s military by delivering valuable programs, morale-boosting services, engaging entertainment and a touch of home through more than 180 locations worldwide.

“This Military Appreciation Month, we are thrilled Harris Teeter associates and shoppers will be able to show our men and women in uniform that we appreciate the sacrifices they make for our country,” said Michael Hoar, USO Vice President of Corporate Alliances. “Partnerships like this are paramount for the USO to support our nation’s military, as we have for the past 75 years.”

“Harris Teeter is proud to partner with the USO to show support of our brave servicemen and women, as well as their families,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are thankful for the involvement of our valued associates and loyal shoppers who continuously support the good works of the USO.”

In 2015, the Support Our Troops campaign raised over $759,000 to benefit our service men and women; bringing the total donated to more than $2.8 million since 2012.

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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, non-profit 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.

SOURCE: Harris Teeter, Inc.

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Harris Teeter will launch its fifth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign

Harris Teeter will launch its fifth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign

Harris Teeter launches its 4th annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign; benefits both the USO and Wounded Warrior Project®

2014 Campaign: Over $1.1 Million Donated Thanks to Generous Shoppers, Associates

MATTHEWS, NC, 2015-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tomorrow, May 1, Harris Teeter will launch its fourth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign. Support Our Troops benefits both the USO and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), two organizations committed to supporting U.S. troops and their families.

During the month of May, Harris Teeter shoppers and associates will be able to make $1, $3 or $5 donations to Support Our Troops at checkout. The company gives 100 percent of these donations directly to the USO and WWP. In 2014, the campaign raised over $1.1 million total for the two beneficiaries.

For nearly 75 years, the USO has supported America’s troops and their families throughout their journey in the military, from the moment they enlist, throughout their deployments and as they transition back to civilian life. The USO delivers valuable programs, morale-boosting services and engaging entertainment that help them feel appreciated for their service..

“The USO is grateful for partners like Harris Teeter, who help us give back to troops and their families,” said Christy Hartsell USO vice president of Corporate Alliances. “Since May is Military Appreciation Month, it is the perfect time to show our nation’s military that we are thankful for their service, strength and sacrifice.”

WWP is committed to honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors for a lifetime.  By continuously being innovative and understanding the needs of warriors, their caregivers and families, WWP works toward its vision to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of injured service members in our nation’s history.

“Harris Teeter is proud to support both the USO and WWP during our May campaign,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are thankful for both the involvement of our valued associates and loyal shoppers, as well as the good works of both non-profit partners.”

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