Friday, January 15, 2010

Retailers help out Haiti

U.S. retailers, fashion brands and restaurant chains are reaching out in response to the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday. The Walmart Foundation will give $500,000 in cash, and food kits worth $100,000 to help victims.

The Walmart Foundation said its donations will be given through the American Red Cross. The foundation also launched a Web site at, where customers and employees can donate to nonprofits that are helping Haitian victims of the natural disaster.

Target Corp. said that it is donating $500,000 and more than a million meals to help those affected by Tuesday's earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The retailer said it will make the monetary donation through the American Red Cross. Volunteers are working with students from Minneapolis-based The Fair School and nonprofit ImpactLives to make meals to send to Haiti.

For more on how retailers are helping out, read the full story from here.

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