The up to $400,000 donation includes cash, in-kind and food
donations, as well as team member matching program
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced a donation of up to
$400,000 to assist Baton Rouge, LA, and surrounding communities affected
by heavy rainfall and severe flooding this past week. The donation
includes $100,000 to both the Salvation Army and American Red Cross to
aid shelter and relief efforts. Additionally, the retailer will donate
$30,000 to aid recovery efforts for impacted local schools. In the
earliest days of the flooding, Target reached out to local food banks to
donate more than $100,000 of food, and is partnering with local
non-profits throughout the area to distribute $20,000 in Target
GiftCards for necessary supplies for recovery efforts currently underway.
Target will also initiate a team member matching program, where the
company will donate up to an additional $50,000 to the American Red
Complementing the monetary donations, Target team members are
volunteering their time to contribute to the relief efforts. Target has
six stores and more than 1,000 team members in the affected area. The
store teams have been working together to support one another while also
helping the community recover.
“Communities where we have a presence don’t just represent a store to
Target; these communities are home to many of our team members and
countless valued guests,” says Laysha Ward, chief corporate social
responsibility officer, Target. “We’re extremely proud of our team
members’ efforts, not only as volunteers, but also in making sure our
stores closest to the disaster areas are ready with needed supplies.
We’re honored to work with incredible partners like The American Red
Cross and Salvation Army to provide relief and comfort during the
response and recovery.”
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,797
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.
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Erika Winkels, Communications (612) 761-6729
Media Hotline, (612) 696-3400