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    U.S. Rep. to Honor Kangaroo Express Employees

    Trey Gowdy will recognize employees for their Salute Our Troops charitable efforts.

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will honor Kangaroo Express employees on Aug. 28 for their role in raising money for the Salute Our Troops fundraising project.

    According to the Taylors-Wade Hampton Patch, Kangaroo Express employees have thus far raised $500,000 to benefit U.S. troops.

    Gowdy will visit the Kangaroo Express convenience store at 2050 S. Pine St. in Spartanburg and honor employees for their unwavering commitment to the charitable program.

    Throughout its entire c-store network, Kangaroo Express has raised a total of more than $2 million for the USO, Wounded Warrior Project, and five state-based military support organizations, the news source reported.

    Kangaroo Express customers can continue to donate to Salute Our Troops at any location though Labor Day.

    Kangaroo Express is on track to break last year's donation totals. As CSNews Online previously reported, in 2011 it took five weeks to reach $1 million milestone. This year, it took just three weeks to raise $1 million for Salute Our Troops.

    In addition, the campaign raised a total of $2.5 million last year. This year's number has already surpassed $2 million in donations, with 12 days still left to go.

    Kangaroo Express is a division of Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc., which operates 1,587 c-stores primarily located in the Southeast.

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