Donation made in honor of two Target team members lost in the shooting
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced a donation of $250,000 to
the OneOrlando Fund in honor of Mercedez Flores and Luis Omar
Ocasio-Capo, two Target team members who died during Sunday’s shooting.
The OneOrlando Fund, established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, will go to
nonprofit organizations serving victims, their families and the
“We were devastated to hear the news of the horrific event in Orlando,
made even more personal by the tragic loss of two of our own team
members,” said Brian Cornell, chief executive officer, Target. “I want
to personally thank the local Target team in Orlando for pulling
together during an incredibly difficult and emotional time to do
everything they can to help the community. On behalf of everyone at
Target, I offer my deepest condolences to the families and friends of
those lost during Sunday’s tragedy and am honored to make this donation
to help all those affected.”
On Tuesday, Target teams across the country observed a moment of silence
in honor of all of the victims. In addition, teams in Orlando donated
food and water to first responders, as well as those waiting in line to
give blood to help survivors. Target also offered space outside a nearby
store to serve as a command center for law enforcement.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,792
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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Angie Thompson, Communications