McLane Joins Kangaroo Express for ‘Salute Our Troops’ CampaignPublished by admin on August 30 2012
McLane Co. Inc. has joined The Pantry Inc. for the second annual “Salute Our Troops” campaign, inviting customers in its more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express convenience stores across 13 states to demonstrate united support for military personnel and their families.
McLane and Kangaroo Express, along with presenting sponsor PepsiCo, will empower communities to shine a spotlight of praise and gratitude on the military by enlisting donations at Kangaroo Express stores to raise money through Sept. 4.
Donations from the campaign will support the USO, lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families; Wounded Warrior Project, honoring and empowering injured servicemen and women; and six state-based military support organizations. In its inaugural year, the 2011 Salute Our Troops campaign raised $2.5 million dollars, breaking fundraising records for many beneficiary organizations, including the largest grassroots fundraising initiative in the USO’s 70-year history.
The six state-based organizations benefiting cover five states throughout the Southeast and include the Enlisted Association of National Guard of Tennessee Auxiliary Soldier Airman Relief Fund Inc.; Florida National Guard Foundation; Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation; North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Assistance Fund; South Carolina Military Family Care Association; and the United States Veterans Corps based in North Carolina.
Salute Our Troops celebrations will be held at Kangaroo Express stores throughout the southeastern United States led by the Salute Our Troops Caravan.
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