MATTHEWS, N.C. — Kroger's Harris Teeter banner announced Monday it is donating $1 million to the USO, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting America’s service members and their families. The donation was made possible through contributions from Harris Teeter shoppers and valued associates during the company’s sixth annual Support Our Troops donation card campaign.
“Harris Teeter is a true example of what it means to be a Force Behind the Forces,” said Kristina Griffin, USO senior director, corporate alliances. “The USO is grateful for the many in-store activations that provide support to our nation’s military and appreciates its ongoing commitment to hiring transitioning service members. These generous contributions will go a long way in helping connect our service members to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation.”
"Harris Teeter is a true example of what it means to be a Force Behind the Forces.”“Harris Teeter is overwhelmed by the extreme generosity our valued associates and loyal shoppers continuously show to the USO,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are proud to partner with this incredible organization to show support of our brave servicemen and women, as well as their families.”
The $1 million donation brings the total amount donated through Support Our Troops since the campaign’s inception in 2012 to more than $4.6 million.