“FedEx is committed to working closely with humanitarian and disaster relief organizations to provide support and deliver supplies to assist those hardest hit by these storms”.
Pre- and post-Hurricane Irma images of Road Town in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.DigitalGlobeHurricane Irma has battered Florida and several Caribbean islands.
Target is also said it is committing up to $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to support those communities impacted by Hurricane Irma. In addition, the IRS announced that it is waiving late-deposit penalties for federal payroll and excise tax deposits normally due during the first 15 days of the disaster relief period. Similar to Hurricane Harvey, we know that providing the financial resources and products that families need is the greatest impact Target can make.
WAND-TV will accept more donations for hurricane relief later this month. It also is offering affected team members shifts at neighboring Target stores and offering to pay eligible team members while their locations are closed. Other beneficiaries include the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, UNICEF, Save the Children and such local relief organizations as the Salvation Army. It also has donated $25,000 worth of water to the American Red Cross. Guests can donate here. They are only asking for personal hygiene items, toilet paper, diapers, and cleaning supplies at this time.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Irma”, said David J. Bronczek, president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corp.
In the days leading up to Hurricane Irma’s US landfall, Target closed more than 120 stores and four distribution facilities for the safety of its team and guests.
Hurricane Irma struck a patchwork of independent island nations and territories in various forms of association with France, the Netherlands, the USA and the United Kingdom and killed at least 38 people in the Caribbean. Also ahead of the storm, it shipped nearly three million bottles of water, 45,000 packages of batteries and nearly 20,000 flashlights to stores.
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