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Posted: 10/30/2006 2:10:53 PM EST

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,

TARGET
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 America! n dollars!

And,
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"

Sincerely,
Dick Forrey
Veterans Helping Veterans


Please send this on to everyone you know
to let Target know
we don't need them either !




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Link Posted: 10/30/2006 2:46:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2006 2:47:21 PM EST by PCGuns]
Dam I did not know that!


I am not going there now anymore, now if I can get my wife out of there!
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:28:57 PM EST
+1
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:35:11 PM EST
Not true as far as Target refusing to contribute to Veterans causes goes.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:35:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:22:18 PM EST
never mind!
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:58:11 PM EST
Target is owned by Macy's. I specifically remember seeing the salvation army out there last winter because i remember explaining it to my kids.

Thank you for your servie to our country my friend
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 6:18:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By illini52:
URBAN LEGEND!!!!!!
www.snopes.com/politics/military/target.asp


From your own link...

The Target Corporation does not allow Salvation Army bellringers to solicit contributions in front of its stores: True.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:22:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Tim84K10:

Originally Posted By illini52:
URBAN LEGEND!!!!!!
www.snopes.com/politics/military/target.asp


From your own link...

The Target Corporation does not allow Salvation Army bellringers to solicit contributions in front of its stores: True.



The part about the SA is apparantly true, but the rest of it......


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."....


....is definitely not. Forrey misunderstood what Target told him...that he needed to go through thier HQ for a sponsorship...as they wouldn't donate at all. The part about "gay and lesbian, ect." causes was added by others, Forrey never wrote that.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 3:36:02 PM EST
I stand corrected, before I posted the message I should have checked my facts instead of believing what others told me.
Please see the following link:


http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/target.asp
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