Donation to aid impacted families and support clean-up response in U.S. and Haiti
Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced a donation of $400,000 to assist communities in the U.S. and Caribbean affected by Hurricane Matthew. The donation includes $100,000 in Target GiftCards to be distributed by Salvation Army through the Multi-Agency Resource Centers across Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, $100,000 in funds for the American Red Cross to provide food and shelter for impacted families and enable a rapid clean-up response, $25,000 for Team Rubicon to aid in clean-up and $25,000 in Target GiftCards for local organizations to provide essential supplies. To support response and recovery in impacted areas of the Caribbean, including Haiti, Target will donate $75,000 to both Save the Children and UNICEF.
Target has more than 103 stores and 20,000 team members in the affected areas. In addition to the monetary donation, Target stores are also helping where they can, providing parking lot space to FEMA and mobile response units and beginning to coordinate volunteer efforts for the coming weeks.
“We were devastated to hear about the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew across the U.S. and the Caribbean. Our thoughts are with all of those tragically affected by the storm – many of whom are Target guests and team members,” says Laysha Ward, chief corporate social responsibility officer, Target. “The need in these areas is great and we’re honored to work with wonderful partners like the Salvation Army, American Red Cross and UNICEF to help provide relief and comfort during the storm recovery.”
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,799 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.