Harris Teeter launches round-up campaign to support The Salvation Army
By: Brent Rinehart
Harris Teeter announced today the launch of its United Way and Salvation Army Round Up Campaign. Now through Nov. 17, shoppers at the Charlotte, North Carolina-based grocery store are invited to round up their transaction to the nearest whole dollar at checkout; 100 percent of funds raised will be distributed evenly among local United Way chapters and Salvation Army commands throughout Harris Teeter’s marketing areas in the Southeast.
“Harris Teeter hosts its United Way Round Up campaign annually, and this year, we are proud to provide shoppers the opportunity to also support The Salvation Army,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Due to COVID-19, many programs which fund critical programs for nonprofits – like Salvation Army’s Red Kettle program – have been impacted resulting in a significant decrease in funds. With the generous donations from our valued associates and loyal shoppers, we can ensure these organizations are able to continue providing essential resources and programs to our communities in need.”
Focusing on education, health, financial stability and basic needs, United Way works to create an environment of opportunity where thousands of families in our communities can have a chance for a better life.
“We are very thankful for the support that United Way receives from Harris Teeter. With every dollar raised, they are engaging employees and customers in our important work to make sure the people who need help the most receive it during this unprecedented time,” said Clint Hill, chief development officer for United Way of Central Carolinas.
“Harris Teeter has been a tremendous corporate partner and friend of The Salvation Army for decades, giving back to support those in need in our community,” said Lt. Colonel Jim Arrowood, divisional commander for The Salvation Army of North and South Carolina. “We know that this year there will be many challenges due to COVID-19, not the least of which being the expected increase we’ll see in requests for help. Harris Teeter’s Round Up campaign will truly help us ‘rescue Christmas’ for thousands of families who are facing unfathomable hardships.”
All funds collected through this campaign will remain local, benefitting the United Way chapter and The Salvation Army command in the community nearest to the Harris Teeter at which the money was donated.