Kohl's Department Stores Donates $250,000 to the American Red Cross to Support Tornado Relief Effort
May 22nd 2013 4:51PM
Updated May 22nd 2013 5:20PM
Kohl's Department Stores Donates $250,000 to the American Red Cross to Support Tornado Relief Efforts in Oklahoma
Kohl's associates also encouraged to volunteer in impacted communities
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kohl's Department Stores (NYS: KSS) today announced a $250,000 cash donation toward tornado relief efforts in Moore, Okla. and the surrounding area. Kohl's is providing this donation to the American Red Cross, which is delivering much-needed emergency supplies and services in the tornado-impacted areas.
In addition to a financial contribution, Kohl's encourages its associates to volunteer in support of cleanup efforts through its Associates in Action volunteer program. In recognition of volunteer hours, Kohl's will donate additional corporate grants to the nonprofit organizations being supported by Kohl's associates.
"We are deeply saddened by the devastation experienced by those in and around Moore, Okla. due to the tornado that struck Monday," said Kevin Mansell, Kohl's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "It is our sincerest hope that providing financial assistance and volunteer service will be of help and support to individuals and families as they work to rebuild their homes, schools and communities."
Kohl's Associates in Action volunteers help a range of youth-serving nonprofit organizations year-round. Through the Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 669,000 associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl's has donated more than $63 million to the nonprofit organizations served. This program is part of Kohl's overall philanthropic platform, Kohl's Cares®, which is committed to supporting children's health and education initiatives nationwide.
To inquire about coordinating a Kohl's Associates in Action volunteer event for tornado and severe weather cleanup efforts, contact your local Kohl's store and ask to speak with the store manager about Associates in Action. Find your nearest Kohl's by visiting www.KohlsCorporation.com.
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's (NYS: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl's operates 1,155 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more than $231 million for children's initiatives nationwide through its Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, join the discussion on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/kohls) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/kohls/) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/kohls).
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