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Kroger’s USO ‘Round-Up’ exceeds goal

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Stockbridge Kroger Manager, Jim Pusateri is pictured with  USO ‘Round-Up’ campaign stand outside of his store, located at 1750 Hudson Bridge Road in Stockbridge.

Special Photo Stockbridge Kroger Manager, Jim Pusateri is pictured with USO ‘Round-Up’ campaign stand outside of his store, located at 1750 Hudson Bridge Road in Stockbridge.

McDONOUGH — Customers of the Kroger Atlanta Division surpassed the ‘Round-Up’ goal set for the United Service Organization, by more than $31,000.

Local Kroger customers donated more than $231,000 through the grocer’s annual “Round-Up” campaign in support of the USO, according to officials.

Kroger customers made the donations by rounding off their purchases to the nearest dollar, from June 24 through July 7. The funds collected were donated to the USO, which provides financial assistance to military personnel and their families. Customers also participated in filling out postcards for troops serving overseas.

“Kroger’s ‘Round-Up’ benefiting the USO is a favorite among our customers and associates,” said Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “We are extremely grateful for our generous customers who help us support the USO, our service members and their families who regularly make sacrifices for all Americans.”

The USO is a nonprofit, congressionally chartered organization that supports American troops in combat, as well as military personnel on local bases, the National Guard, Guard Reserves, and other personnel providing humanitarian aid.

For more information about Kroger’s partnership with the USO, visit www.honoringourheroes.com.