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Targets Srores

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by williray, Dec 8, 2008.

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  1. williray

    williray TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Targets Stores

    A friend sent this E mail to me. After reading it, I just coudn't get it out of my thoughts, so I decided I'd post it to my fellow shooters for comments and perhaps a bit of action.. Does the word BOYCOTT seem appropriate??

    Who Own's Target Stores

    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,

    is a French-owned corporation.

    Now, I'm thinking again. If TARGET cannot support American
    Veterans, then why should my family and I support their
    stores by spending our hard earned Ame rican dollars!

    have their profits sent to France .

    Without the American
    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 !

    Shoot Often & Well

  2. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Oxford MA
    williray I agree with the content of this thread whole heartedly as far as I am concerned Target can take their store and go back to France.

    I am always amazed when the Wal-Mart bashers start their gripping about Wal-Mart. Yet when I worked for Wal-Mart any local or national charity that presented itself favorably could use the Wal-Mart name to support their cause. Wal-mart is a huge supporter of children's causes.

    Bob Lawless
  3. CW638YORK

    CW638YORK Member

    May 17, 2008
    The Target Corporation is a publicly-held, US-based firm headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to Target's headquarters, a French-owned company, AXA, owns 42 million shares of Target stock, but that only totals approximately less than 5% of Target's shares.

    For whatever its worth, that is what it is...

    God Bless our beloved country and our Troops that protect it!

    Happy Holidays!
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