MINNEAPOLIS - May 24, 2011
Donations will help those in Joplin, Mo. and areas impacted by Mississippi River flooding
Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced today it has donated $150,000 in cash and product to assist with tornado relief efforts in Joplin, Mo. and areas impacted by the Mississippi River flooding.
Target will give $95,000 directly to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in Joplin and the Mississippi River area. The rest of the donation will be in product, including relief kits being delivered to the Target store in Joplin.
“When disaster strikes, Target listens and acts quickly to donate time, money and essentials to help support the needs of our communities,” said Gregg Steinhafel, Chairman, President and CEO, Target. “Our thoughts are with all affected residents and we hope our donations will aid in the recovery.”
All Target stores in the affected areas are currently open, and Target has allocated additional products to these locations to ensure residents have access to the supplies they need to begin the rebuilding effort.
Teams from across Target spend countless hours preparing for disasters of any magnitude and will continue to help these and other communities in a time of crisis.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,755 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood