May 22, 2013
On May 20, a deadly tornado hit 17 miles of Oklahoma City and Moore, Okla., devastating homes, neighborhoods and two elementary schools. When disaster strikes, Target listens and acts quickly, partnering with local organizations to donate time, money and essentials to help support the needs of our team members, guests and communities.
Target has announced a donation of $250,000 in monetary and merchandise support toward disaster relief efforts for the Moore community. The donation includes $150,000 in cash and in-kind donations to the American Red Cross, a $30,000 cash donation to The Salvation Army and $20,000 in product donations for other community needs. We’ll also donate $50,000 to Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools to aid in recovery efforts.
We’re supporting local police and emergency responders, whose command center is located in the Moore Target store parking lot at 720 SW 19th St. Local stores have donated bottled water, coolers, tents, utilities gloves, batteries, diapers, and food to first responders and the community as needed.
We've confirmed that all of our team members are safe and accounted for, and our teams are working around the clock to take care of those who have sustained major damage to their homes. Watch a video of our volunteers in action.
“Target is saddened by the devastation in Moore, Okla., and committed to being a resource for this community,” said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO, Target. “By volunteering our time and donating product and funds, we hope to help the residents of Moore recover from this disaster.”
The Red Cross can help you stay in touch with loved ones and let them know you’re safe by registering on the secure Red Cross Safe and Well site.
If you need the location of a shelter, visit the Red Cross’s shelter map, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or listen to your local radio. You can also search for open shelters by texting: SHELTER and a zip code to 43362 (4FEMA). Ex: Shelter 01234 (standard rates apply).
PHOTO: May 21, 2013. Midwest City, Oklahoma. Resident Richard Damron picks up food from a Red Cross disaster relief vehicle in his neighborhood to bring home to his family. While Damron will not have a traditional family dinner around the dining table tonight, he expresses gratitude to be able to still enjoy a warm meal together with his family. Photo by Talia Frenkel/American Red Cross
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