Target donates $50,000 to tornado-relief efforts in the Midwest

Mass-merchandise retailer has donated $500,000 so far this year to American Red Cross disaster-relief program

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has donated $50,000 to assist in relief efforts in the Midwest following a devastating tornado outbreak there earlier this month.

The mass-merchandise retailer's donation includes $45,000 in cash to the American Red Cross and $5,000 to non-profit organizations for relief efforts in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Missouri. In addition, all Target stores in affected areas will remain open.

"Our hearts go out to the communities impacted by the recent tornadoes in the Midwest," Target chairman, president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel said. "These are communities we serve and places where our team members live and work."

Target has given the American Red Cross $500,000 so far this year as part of the group's Annual Disaster Giving Program.


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