Shoppers given opportunity to support troops
Harris Teeter has launched a donation card campaign to support both the United Service Organizations (USO) and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), two organizations committed to supporting troops and their families.
During the month of May, customers will be able to make $1, $3, or $5 Support Our Troops donations at checkout. Similar community-based donation card campaigns hosted by Harris Teeter have raised more than $500,000 in a given month; the first annual Support Our Troops campaign raised over $445,000. Harris Teeter’s donation to the USO will once again support a number of the USO’s 160 locations, which provide troops and their families with a warm and comforting place where they can connect with family, rest, get a bite to eat or take advantage of a variety of programs and services.
“USO South Carolina is so thankful for the generous support of Harris Teeter and their customers,” said USO South Carolina Director Joanie Thresher. “In 2012, our center provided programs and services for more than 130,000 troops and family members and that would not have been possible without partners like Harris Teeter. Thank you Harris Teeter management, employees and customers for helping us make a difference in the lives of so many.”
Harris Teeter chose to launch its second annual Support Our Troops campaign because of the importance its shoppers place on the programs run by both organizations.
Harris Teeter shoppers have told the company they recognize the sacrifice troops and their families make when they are serving the country, as well as the need to help those men and women who incur service-connected injuries.
WWP enlists the public’s aid to provide for the needs of injured service members. The USO lifts the spirits of American troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide.