Kangaroo Express to hold 'Salute Our Troops' celebration - WSMV Channel 4

Kangaroo Express to hold 'Salute Our Troops' celebration in Clarksville

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CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Kangaroo Express will be holding a celebrations for reaching their $1 million mark in Clarksville on Monday and Tuesday.

Celebrations include custom patriotic vehicles and the Salute Our Troops Command Center, where store guests will add their own voice of gratitude with "shout outs" of pride and appreciation.

The Pantry, Inc., the company behind the Kangaroo Express convenience store chain, announced Monday that they raised $1 million in just the first three weeks of its "Salute Our Troops" campaign.

Through the chain's 1600 Kangaroo Express stores across 13 states, store guest and communities have shown their support for military personnel and their families.

"We are thrilled that our employees and customers share our constant appreciation for these great military cause organizations," said John Fisher, senior vice president of marketing, merchandising and restaurant operations, Kangaroo Express.

The overwhelming response to the campaign has inspired The Pantry, Inc. to hold more donations throughout the summer.

Donations from the campaign will support the USO, the Wounded Warrior Project, and six state-based military support organizations.

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.

For more information, visit the Salute Our Troops website at www.KESalute.com.

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