Target donates $50,000 to Canadian flood-relief efforts
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target has donated money for relief amid floods in western Canada that have displaced more than 100,000 people and resulted in three deaths.
The retailer's Canadian division said it donated $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist with flood-relief efforts in the province of Alberta. According to the BBC, Calgary, the province's largest city, remained under a state of emergency despite improvements, with an estimated 75,000 people in more than 20 neighborhoods evacuated from their homes due to flooding in the Bow and Elbow rivers resulting from torrential rains.
"Our thoughts are with the people of Calgary and the other affected communities in southern Alberta today," Target Canada president Tony Fisher said. "Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the flooding, and we hope Target can help our neighbors in those communities recover quickly from this disaster."
Target opened 10 stores in Alberta in May, including six in Calgary.