September 18, 2018
Target teams are working around the clock to take care of our team members and communities after Hurricane Florence struck North Carolina and South Carolina last week, causing catastrophic floods and leaving thousands of homes destroyed and families displaced.
Target has committed up to $1.5 million to help our team and communities recover. $1 million will go to non-profit organizations, including Team Rubicon for disaster cleanup and recovery, GlobalGiving in support of various local nonprofits, and more as we assess the needs of the communities in the coming days.
“We’re so grateful that Target has provided swift, generous support to the communities affected by Hurricane Florence,” said Britt Lake, chief program officer and head of the Disaster Recovery Network at GlobalGiving. “GlobalGiving’s vetted nonprofit partners are already responding on the ground with emergency medical teams for cut-off communities, food for first responders and stranded survivors, and fuel for emergency vehicles and individuals in need. They will help survivors recover, rebuild, and restore their livelihoods, many of which have been flooded and destroyed as a result of the storm.”
As recovery efforts continue, we’re working closely with relief partners in the area to understand how we can continue to help. Over the weekend, we provided an initial $15,000 in gift cards to stores to give to the community based on needs. Additionally, our corporate responsibility team is working with non-profit partners to provide recycle bins at food and product distribution sites to recycle debris and unwanted materials instead of sending it to waste. We’ll stay closely connected with local partners so we can provide the support the community needs most.
In addition to Target’s community donations, our team members also have the opportunity to donate to Target’s Team Member Giving Fund, which provides assistance to their fellow team members facing hardship immediately after natural disasters like Hurricane Florence. Target is matching all donations they make through Sept. 30, up to $500,000.
At Target, we’re committed to serving our communities all year long—because when we help build strong communities, the guests and team members who live there help us build a strong business. We’re proud of our long tradition of giving 5 percent of our profit to communities, which today adds up to millions of dollars every week. Learn more about our efforts.
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