Johnson City Press Thursday, October 23, 2014
Opinion

Krieger is a leader

April 1st, 2014 3:12 pm by MOLLY AUSTIN

Krieger is a leader

I have known Tom Krieger for about 12 years and am amazed by his involvement in so many different charitable organizations in the area. I met Tom when he contacted me to see if Food City Stores would be willing to help him and the Salvation Army in their annual Souper Bowl for the Hungry promotion by asking customers in our stores to purchase a paper football cutout for $1, with the proceeds going to feeding the hungry at the Salvation Army. We agreed to participate in the project and have been a partner for over 11 years, contributing almost $200,000 to the feeding program.
Tom has been the catalyst for this project and has been involved in it from its inception, which was some 18 years ago. In addition to the Souper Bowl, Tom has also served on the Advisory Board at the Army for over 25 years and is a past president of the board. Tom also has worked with the Johnson City Press Christmas Box project for the past 15 years by serving on their board and overseeing the annual purchases of more than $75,000 of food items distributed to qualified families, a portion of which comes from Food City stores. Tom also delivers a Meals on Wheels route that helps provide hot meals for those in need.
Additionally, Tom serves on the East Tennessee State University Foundation Board of Directors as the vice chairman, serves as the chairman of the Roan Scholars Leadership Program Steering Committee, the Coalition For Kids Board of Directors and the Jonesborough Kiwanis Club, as well as serving as an ordained deacon at Central Baptist Church.
Tom is running for the Washington County Commission and deserves your vote. He will bring the right kind of leadership to the commission.
MOLLY AUSTIN
Johnson City

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