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Kroger, P&G support our troops

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Kroger and Procter & Gamble have teamed up to support the USO in its efforts to help American troops and their families.

Through the partnership Kroger will donate $250,000 to the USO. In addition, as part of the partnership Kroger and P&G have created a digital opportunity to virtually "shake the hand of a hero." The first 50,000 people to utilize the web application to shake a hero's hand on www.honoringourheroes.com will receive a special offer on one of the following P&G brands:  Tide, Downy, Gillette, Pantene, Old Spice and Prilosec, the companies reported.

"The Kroger family is delighted to partner with P&G and to support the USO and its many programs and services for our troops and their families," said Lynn Marmer, group VP corporate affairs for Kroger. "Our Honoring our Heroes program will help the USO assist even more men and women who serve our country."