Harris Teeter raises more than $200,000 for USO, Wounded Warrior Project
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter on Monday announced the grocer raised more than $222,500 in May during its donation card campaign for USO and Wounded Warrior Project. The campaign encouraged customers to help make a difference to troops, their families and wounded warriors by making a $1, $3 or $5 donation to the Support Our Troops campaign.
“We’re grateful to the entire Harris Teeter family for their passion and dedication throughout the Support Our Troops campaign,” stated Jonathan Sullivan, development EVP for WWP. “By asking for donations at the register, Harris Teeter not only helped raise over $222,500 that will go directly to much needed programs for wounded service members and their families; they also helped raise awareness for the challenges these families face.”
Using the money donated by Harris Teeter’s shoppers, USO will be able to provide 8,900 care packages to deployed military members and deliver 14,833 phone cards to deployed troops. The WWP will outfit 12 wounded soldiers with quipment, including a specially equipped bicycle, riding gear, bike jersey and T-shirt to participate in the Soldier Ride program for a week and provide a computer to explore information technology as a potential career field to 79 injured service men and women enrolled in the Transition Training Academy.