ABC11 Eyewitness News Partners with Harris Teeter to Assist Haiti After Catastrophic Earthquake

Raleigh, NC, January 17, 2010 --( ABC11 Eyewitness News ( has announced that the news station is partnering with Harris Teeter, a North Carolina-based grocery store chain, to provide relief funds to Haiti in the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake. Beginning on Friday, Jan. 15, all Harris Teeter stores will sell $1 and $5 Haiti Earthquake Relief cards. All money raised from these cards will directly benefit the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will support the affected national societies by providing relief supplies, emergency response units, personnel and support for long-term reconstruction.

“The Haiti Earthquake Relief cards are an easy way for North Carolina residents to give to the people in Haiti who are in need of help after this week’s earthquake,” said John Idler, president and general manager of ABC11. “The money raised from these gift cards will help the American Red Cross in its efforts to provide immediate and long-term support to Haiti. We are proud to support their efforts.”

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- Haiti Earthquake Relief donation cards have been placed at registers in participating Harris Teeter stores. Shoppers who want to contribute to the cause should pick up either the $1 or $5 card, and tell the cashier they would like to make a donation. The cards will be scanned and added to the grocery total. There is no limit on the number of cards which may be purchased.

- ABC11 Eyewitness News anchor Larry Stogner is providing live updates from Haiti as the information unfolds. Stogner traveled to Haiti with the 82nd Airborne Division in its mission to provide humanitarian support to the country after a magnitude 7 earthquake devastated the country on Jan. 12. As of Thursday, Jan. 14, Larry Stogner was the only news anchor in the Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville market assigned to report live from Haiti.

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