Kangaroo Express “Salute Our Troops” Campaign Raises $1 Million in Three WeeksPublished by admin on August 31 2012
The Pantry Inc. announced that it raised $1 million in the first three weeks of its “Salute Our Troops” campaign. Through The Pantry’s more than 1,600 Kangaroo Express stores across 13 states, store guests and communities have demonstrated united support for military personnel and their families.
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. In that year, the $1 million milestone was reached after five weeks of fundraising.
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 started in Jacksonville, FL, and will continue to be held at Kangaroo Express stores throughout the southeastern United States led by the Salute Our Troops Caravan.