Harris Teeter Donates Nearly $64,000 to Aid Family Members of Charleston Shooting Victims

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“Harris Teeter is overwhelmed by the generosity of our shoppers and valued associates, and we are proud to lend our financial support in response to this devastating incident,” said Danna Robinson, Harris Teeter’s communication manager.

On Tuesday, August 26, 2015, Harris Teeter donated $63,731.60 to benefit various community programs and families who lost loved ones in the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting which occurred June 17, 2015.

Throughout the month of July, Harris Teeter hosted Support Charleston - a campaign which offered Charleston-area shoppers the opportunity to donate $1, $3 or $5 at checkout. Harris Teeter shoppers and associates donated $33,731.60. An additional $30,000 was pledged by Harris Teeter at the launch of the campaign, bringing the total to nearly $64,000.

All proceeds from the in-store campaign, as well as Harris Teeter’s additional donation, were divided evenly between the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund and the Lowcountry Ministries Fund. These two funds provide direct financial support to the victims’ families as well as various community projects and local initiatives dedicated to serving Mother Emanuel AME Church, vulnerable populations and youth projects.

“Harris Teeter is overwhelmed by the generosity of our shoppers and valued associates, and we are proud to lend our financial support in response to this devastating incident,” said Danna Robinson, Harris Teeter’s communication manager. “Harris Teeter’s commitment to the Charleston community is deeply rooted, and we look forward to continuing to serve our shoppers with the best shopping experience period, as well as continuing to support important nonprofit organizations throughout the Lowcountry.”

For questions about Harris Teeter’s giving programs, please visit harristeeter.com.

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