MINNEAPOLIS - June 15, 2016
Donation made in honor of two Target team members lost in the shooting.
Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced a donation of $250,000 to the OneOrlando Fund in honor of Mercedez Flores and Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, two Target team members who died during Sunday’s shooting. The OneOrlando Fund, established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, will go to nonprofit organizations serving victims, their families and the community.
“We were devastated to hear the news of the horrific event in Orlando, made even more personal by the tragic loss of two of our own team members,” said Brian Cornell, chief executive officer, Target. “I want to personally thank the local Target team in Orlando for pulling together during an incredibly difficult and emotional time to do everything they can to help the community. On behalf of everyone at Target, I offer my deepest condolences to the families and friends of those lost during Sunday’s tragedy and am honored to make this donation to help all those affected.”
On Tuesday, Target teams across the country observed a moment of silence in honor of all of the victims. In addition, teams in Orlando donated food and water to first responders, as well as those waiting in line to give blood to help survivors. Target also offered space outside a nearby store to serve as a command center for law enforcement.
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