In response to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the Gulf Coast this week, Target on Monday donated $500,000 to local and national disaster relief organizations to aid in immediate recovery efforts. And our teams have been pitching in to care for their communities in a big way—from volunteering in the rescue efforts, to working round-the-clock to reopen closed stores and keep much-needed supplies on our shelves, to team members from across Texas bussing into Houston to pitch in and cover shifts.
Today, we’re announcing an additional $3 million donation to help impacted team members and continue to aid in community relief efforts.
“While Hurricane Harvey marks one of the worst natural disasters in American history, it’s also shone an incredible spotlight on the very best qualities of our communities,” says Target CEO and chairman Brian Cornell. “The stories of loss and suffering are heartbreaking, but the stories of courage, generosity and selflessness are nothing short of remarkable. This last week has once again revealed an important strength, and that’s the resilience of families all along the Gulf Coast and the compassion and support rolling in from all corners of our country.”
The additional $3 million will be provided to several different organizations that support Target team members and the community. We’ve set up a disaster relief fund with non-profit partner Global Impact and will match employee donations up to $1 million. Additionally, we’re providing $100 Target gift cards to more than 10,000 Target team members in the impacted areas to help them get the supplies that they need so they can take care of themselves and their families. Finally, we’re donating an additional $500,000 to communities, including a food donation to Feeding America, additional funds to Target stores to use for local non-profit support as they see fit and additional cash and products to local organizations.
Target teams have been working around-the clock to restock stores and get much-needed supplies for our guests. After Hurricane Harvey made landfall, Target closed more than 30 stores. While most stores have safely opened, two stores remain closed for the safety of our teams and guests:
Humble, 20777 Hwy 59 N, Humble, TX
Houston South, 8503 S Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX
We’ll continue to provide updates on Target’s ongoing community support efforts here at A Bullseye View and on Twitter @TargetNews.
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