Harris Teeter to Launch Donation Card Campaign to Support USO & Wounded Warrior Project

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

Since 2012, Harris Teeter has raised over $2.1 million for U.S. troops and their families.

The USO is grateful for partners like Harris Teeter, who help us give back to troops and their families ...

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 not only for our current and former troops and their families, but also for both the involvement of our valued associates and loyal shoppers, as well as the good works of both non-profit partners.”

About the USO

The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services 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: American Airlines, AT&T, BNSF Railway, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, JCPenney, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, Northrop Grumman Corporation and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, BIC, The Boeing Company, ConAgra Foods, FedEx, GEICO, Harris Teeter, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Procter & Gamble, TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG and Wawa Inc. 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.

About Wounded Warrior Project

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.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 28,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.

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