Target Donates $200,000 to American Red Cross for Tornado Relief

MINNEAPOLIS - May 2, 2011
Target provides volunteers and product to help affected residents
MINNEAPOLIS (April 29, 2011) — Target announced today it has donated $200,000 in cash to the American Red Cross to support tornado relief efforts in the southern region of the country. An additional donation of more than $75,000 will include product and relief kits containing hygiene and food items that will be distributed to hardest-hit areas.
“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 the residents of these communities and we hope our donation will aid in the recovery.”
All Target stores in affected areas remain open to serve guests, and Target has allocated additional food, water and other disaster relief supplies to these stores to ensure residents have access to the supplies they need to begin the rebuilding effort.
On Saturday afternoon, Target team members and other volunteers will help distribute 5,000 relief kits between two Target locations: The Tuscaloosa store at 1901 13th Avenue East and the Bessemer store at 4889 Promenade Avenue.
Teams from across Target spend countless hours preparing for disasters of any magnitude to be able to step forward and help affected areas and communities across the country before, during and after a crisis.
About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,755 stores in 49 states nationwide and at 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
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