We're committed to the communities we serve, so when disasters occur, we partner with local organizations to help those in need and protect our team members and guests. Some of our recent efforts include:
Midwestern U.S. tornadoes – November 2013
We donated $50,000 to assist with tornado relief efforts in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Missouri, including $45,000 cash to the American Red Cross and $5,000 in GiftCards to local non-profits for items needed to help the community recover.
Typhoon Haiyan – November 2013
We gave $100,000 to Save the Children to support disaster relief efforts in the Philippines. Our donation provided food, water, shelter, healthcare resources, protection and additional support for families impacted by the storm.
Hurricane Sandy – November 2012
Before the hurricane hit, our teams helped community partners prepare and kept our stores open for our guests as long as a safe shopping environment could be provided. After the storm, we donated $500,000 in cash and products to assist with relief efforts, including $425,000 to the American Red Cross, $50,000 to the Salvation Army and $25,000 in GiftCards to help with community needs.
Hurricane Isaac – Aug. 2012
Before the storm hit, stores in the anticipated impact area opened early so guests could get needed supplies with time for them and our team members to get home and prepare. After the storm passed, we donated $150,000 to assist with relief efforts. $120,000 cash went to the American Red Cross, and $20,000 in product and $10,000 in GiftCards went to other nonprofit organizations for essentials such as water and food.
Colorado wildfires – June 2012
Although our stores weren't directly impacted, we supported community relief efforts with a $30,000 donation in cash and products to the American Red Cross and other nonprofit organizations.
Southern U.S. tornadoes – March 2012
We donated $37,500 to assist with relief efforts. $25,000 in cash went to the American Red Cross and an additional $12,500 in cash and product went to local organizations in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri.
Hurricane Irene – Sept. 2012
With more than 220 stores in the storm's path, we pre-staged hurricane preparedness items like water, batteries, flashlights and canned goods for our guests. All stores re-opened within 24 hours of the storm passing, stocked with items like water and cleaning supplies to help the community recover. We also gave $250,000 in cash and product to assist with relief efforts to agencies including The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross.