Disaster preparedness plans include compassion

Target was among the major U.S. companies who were quick to step up after the wave of tornadoes brought unprecedented death and destruction to communities throughout the Southeast. Target donated $200,000 in cash to the American Red Cross to support tornado relief efforts and made an additional donation valued at more than $75,000 that included product and relief kits, which contained hygiene and food items for distribution in the hardest-hit areas.

“When disaster strikes, Target listens and acts quickly to donate time, money and essentials to help support the needs of our communities,” said Gregg Steinhafel, Target chairman, president and CEO. “Our thoughts are with the residents of these communities and we hope our donation will aid in the recovery.”

All Target stores in affected areas remained opened, and the company allocated additional food, water and other disaster relief supplies to the stores. On Saturday afternoon, Target team members and other volunteers helped distribute 5,000 relief kits between two Target locations in the Alabama cities of Tuscaloosa and Bessemer.