Walmart, Target Aid in Relief of Haitian Earthquake Victims
January 15, 2010,
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.