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Walmart, Target Aid in Relief of Haitian Earthquake Victims

Posted on January 15, 2010 by HFN Staff

NEW YORK-Walmart and Target have begun efforts to help the victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this week.

Walmart said it is contributing $500,000 to the Red Cross for emergency relief efforts, and is sending $100,000 worth of prepackaged food kits to Haiti.

A statement from Target said the retailer is also donating $500,000 to the Red Cross, and that Target volunteers are working in partnership with students from The Fair School in Minneapolis, the company's headquarters location, and ImpactLives, a local non-profit organization, to prepare more than 1 million meals to send to the earthquake victims.

The Walmart Foundation has also launched a Web site, walmartstores.com/haiti, through which store customers and associates can make donations to non-profits that are also supporting relief efforts in Haiti. Target is also encouraging customers and associates to visit their local Red Cross Web site to learn more about how they can help in the relief efforts.