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building strong, safe communities

kids and firefighters at a Target-sponsored National Night Out event

We’re always looking for ways to make the neighborhoods where we do business safer for our guests and team members, and that means helping communities be ready for anything. Through the work of our public and private partnerships, innovative store designs and disaster preparedness and response plans, we help bring communities more of the tools and resources they need.

keeping our stores safe

shoppers lined up outside a Target store on Black Friday

Building safer neighborhoods starts in our stores, so we put technology in the hands of our specially trained staff to keep guests and team members safe.

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when natural disasters strike

Target team members help distribute supplies following Hurrican Isaac

All year round, we provide relief partners with local donations and annual funding, and we encourage our neighbors across the country to support them too.

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partners for safer communities

a law enforcement officer poses with a child in one of our stores during a Shop With a Cop event

We work with thousands of organizations across the country in areas like law enforcement, emergency management and public health to provide the funding, supplies and equipment, and training for their officials.

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good to know

  • Target provided more than $1 million to support communities impacted by a disaster in 2013.
  • We have thousands of public safety partnerships across the country.

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  • Target is a committed partner. They provide more than ‘Corporate Lip Service’ and genuinely reach out and engage the public safety community. Target is a shining example of public-private partnership.

    Jim Featherstone
    General Manager, Los Angeles Emergency Management Department