recently this email was sent to me by a friend in the military. This really upsets me how target stores are treating our troops and our veterans, being a former woman marine myself. Please read and pass on.
by Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association
> Recently we asked the local TARGET store to be a proud sponsor of
> the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our spring recognition
> 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 can not support American
> Veterans, then why should I and my family support their stores by
> spending our hard earned American dollars and to have their profits
> sent to France. Without the American Vets, where would France be
> Feel free to pass this along to whomever you want.
> Veterans helping Veterans