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Target donates $100,000 to typhoon-relief efforts in the Philippines

BY Alaric DeArment

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is donating $100,000 to relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, the mass merchandise retailer said.

Target said it would make the donation to Save the Children, which is working in affected areas to provide support.

"We are deeply saddened by the devastation in the Philippines," Target president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel said. "We hope our donation to Save the Children will provide critical resources and relief to children and families in the Philippines as they recover from Typhoon Haiyan."

The Associated Press reported Friday that the death toll in the Philippines from the typhoon – the western Pacific equivalent of a hurricane – had risen to 3,621, far surpassing the 2,500 forecasted earlier this week by Philippine president Benigno Aquino III, while hundreds of thousands have been left homeless.

 

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New product allows for fast snack measuring

BY Ryan Chavis

PEPPERELL, Mass.  —  A new measuring tool will allow users to effortlessly measure portions of food to help with health needs that range from weight management for those trying to shed a few pounds to blood-sugar control for diabetics.

PortionMate features color-coded cylinders in various sizes that will help owners sort out foods like fruits, vegetables, cereal and grains. To use it, pick the desired cylinder, place it onto your plate and fill with your desired food. After lifting the cylinder, a perfectly measured portion of food is left behind.

PortionMate is BPA-free and is safe to use in the dishwasher. To purchase, visit Portionmate.com 

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Walgreens supports Red Cross efforts in the Philippines with $100,000 donation

BY Michael Johnsen

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross in response to the devastating Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, that swept through the Philippines last week. These funds will be used to distribute relief items, repair and rebuild shelters, provide health care and give access to clean water and sanitation systems for those impacted by the storm.

“With so many people in need, we want to lend support to those who’ve lost so much in this tragedy,” stated John Gremer, Walgreens director of community affairs. “Thousands of people in the Philippines have been left without basic living needs, so we are supporting the American Red Cross to help bring aid to those who need it the most. Our thoughts go out to all of those impacted by this disaster.”

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