Donation to aid impacted families and clean-up response
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced a donation of $200,000 to
assist Houston, TX, and surrounding communities affected by heavy
rainfall and severe flooding over the Memorial Day weekend. The donation
includes $100,000 in Target GiftCards to be distributed by Salvation
Army through the Multi-Agency Resource Centers across the state, $85,000
in funds for the American Red Cross to provide food and shelter for
impacted families and enable a rapid clean-up response, and $15,000 in
Target GiftCards for local organizations to provide essential supplies.
Complementing the monetary donations, Target team members are
volunteering their time to contribute to the clean-up and relief efforts
as the severe flooding hit close to Target’s home with seven stores and
more than 1,000 team members in affected areas. These efforts follow
volunteer work and Target’s donation of $125,000 in funds and GiftCards
to aid relief in April, after a wave of floods that sent thousands of
families to temporary shelters.
“When disaster strikes one of our communities, the Target team’s
commitment to help response and recovery efforts is a very personal one,
because the impacted neighborhoods are home to our guests and team
members,” says Laysha Ward, chief corporate social responsibility
officer, Target. “We’re so proud of our team members’ efforts, not only
as volunteers, but also in making sure our stores closest to the
disaster areas are ready with needed supplies. We’re honored to work
with such great partners like the American Red Cross and Salvation Army
to provide relief and comfort during the response and recovery.”
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,793
stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its
profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week.
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Jessica Stevens, Communications (612) 761-6351
Media Hotline, (612) 696-3400