This May, we want to salute Harris Teeter and the Asheville location for its continuing efforts to help support the military during Military Appreciation Month and honor the men and women of the armed services. This cause recognizes all that North Carolina’s military families give to our state and our country. The proceeds that are generously given to the Asheville’s Harris Teeter “Support our Troops” campaign will help the families and service members of the Army National Guard detachment 2211th Military Police Company located in Hendersonville.
Through the help of Asheville’s Harris Teeter “Support Our Troops” campaign, their patrons help both the USO and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) — two organizations committed to supporting our troops and their families and, in many cases, saving lives. Funds raised in North Carolina will stay in North Carolina.
The USO of North Carolina salutes the Harris Teeter associates for asking, and their customers for generously donating $1, $3 or $5 to “Support our Troops” at their local store’s checkout register. Last year alone, this community-based donation campaign hosted by Harris Teeter raised more than $1 million in a given month; with over $376,000 raised for USO of North Carolina and over $587,000 over three years. This enabled us to expand critical resiliency programs around post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, as well as essential transition assistance programs vitally needed for our troops and their families.
The USO of North Carolina offers a wide variety of impactful support programs across the state to help North Carolina active duty troops, National Guard and Reserves, including our wounded warriors. For nearly 75 years, the USO has supported America’s military and families not only during times of conflict, but also as they heal from both visible and invisible wounds of war and reintegrate into their communities and civilian workforce. The USO of North Carolina provided over 575,000 innovative, effective programs and services to troops and their families in North Carolina. We could not do this without the support of partners like Harris Teeter and their patrons. …
Thank you to Harris Teeter for its partnership on this critical campaign, and thank you to all the North Carolinians who help improve the lives of our military.
— John W. Falkenbury
President, USO of North Carolina