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 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???
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’
Veterans Helping Veterans
Please send this on to everyone you know to let Target know we don’t need them either !