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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Zeller’s /Target Stores Targeted by Veterans Association

This is an adaptation of an email I just received.from Holly :
Target. bought out Zellers and will be moving into Canada shortly!
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Target Stores - What a surprise
Wasn't it last Christmas that Target refused to let the Salvation Army ring their bells in front of their stores?
Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote.

'Recently we asked the local TARGET store to be a proud sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our spring recognition event. We received the following reply from the local  TARGET management:

'  Veterans do not meet our area of giving. We only donate to the arts, social action groups, gay & lesbian causes, and education.'
So I'm thinking, if the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and veterans in general, do not meet their donation criteria,then something is really wrong at this TARGET store.
We were not asking for thousands of dollars, not even hundreds, just a small sponsorship for a memorial remembrance. As a follow-up, I, e-mailed the TARGET U.S. Corporate
Headquarters and their response was the same...
That's  their national  policy!!!

Then I looked into the company  further..
They  will not allow
the Marines to collect for 'Toys for Tots'at any of their stores. And during the recent   Iraq deployment,they would not allow families of employees who were  called up for active duty to continue their insurance coverage while they were on military service..
Then as I dig further, 
TARGET is a French-owned corporation. Now, I'm thinking again..
If TARGET cannot support American (or Canadian) Veterans, then why should my family and I support their stores by spending our hard earned American (or Canadian) dollars in their stores???
And, have their profits sent to France  .Without the American (and Canadian)Vets, where would France  be today?They, most likely would be speaking German  and trading in Deutsch Marks'
Dick  Forrey
Veterans Helping Veterans
Please send this on  to everyone you know to let Target know we don't need them either !
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What’s your take on this?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is crap. Check before you post these things.

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