Target Donates $50,000 to Flood-Relief Efforts in the Midwest and Northeast
MINNEAPOLIS (March 18, 2010) -Target today announced that it will provide $50,000 in cash and product donations to support flood-relief efforts in the Red River Valley region of Minnesota and North Dakota and the Passaic River Basin of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As part of this commitment, Target will donate $25,000 in cash and products to local disaster-response agencies in both regions.
"Our thoughts are with Target team members and all community members affected by the floods," said Laysha Ward, president, Community Relations, Target. "We are grateful for the tremendous work being done by local relief agencies and emergency management officials and will continue to monitor the situation and provide assistance as needed."
Target stores in both regions remain open for business and are stocked with critical disaster supplies such as rain gear, batteries, water, plastic storage totes and cleaning supplies.
About Target Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,740 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week.