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Posted: 10/30/2006 2:21:46 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 2:43:35 PM EST
This belongs in GD, not here.

Link Posted: 10/30/2006 3:06:40 PM EST
...and before you trash Target, know the full context.

From snopes.com:

* The Target Corporation does not contribute to veterans' causes: False.
* The Target Corporation is French-owned: False.
* The Target Corporation provides corporate grants only for 'gay and lesbian causes': False.
* The Target Corporation does not contribute to the U.S. Marines 'Toys for Tots' program: False.
* The Target Corporation does not allow reservists called to active duty to continue their health benefits: False.
* The Target Corporation does not allow Salvation Army bellringers to solicit contributions in front of its stores: True.

Read more here.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 3:57:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2006 3:58:47 PM EST by M-60]

Originally Posted By Hartmann:
...and before you trash Target, know the full context.

From snopes.com:

* The Target Corporation does not contribute to veterans' causes: False.
* The Target Corporation is French-owned: False.
* The Target Corporation provides corporate grants only for 'gay and lesbian causes': False.
* The Target Corporation does not contribute to the U.S. Marines 'Toys for Tots' program: False.
* The Target Corporation does not allow reservists called to active duty to continue their health benefits: False.
* The Target Corporation does not allow Salvation Army bellringers to solicit contributions in front of its stores: True.

Read more here.


You beat me to it. I wouldn't let my wife work there part time if all of these were true.

Mark.

Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:38:12 PM EST
where is the peta-cleaner??
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 6:13:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By GackMan:
where is the peta-cleaner??


I dont know why I find that so funny, but damm i choked I laughed so hard at it!!!




[hijack] Update on your surefire can???....will start a thread[/hijack]
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 2:57:46 AM EST
Oh Peta where are you when needed......

Link Posted: 10/31/2006 3:18:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hartmann:
...and before you trash Target, know the full context.

From snopes.com:

* The Target Corporation does not contribute to veterans' causes: False.
* The Target Corporation is French-owned: False.
* The Target Corporation provides corporate grants only for 'gay and lesbian causes': False.
* The Target Corporation does not contribute to the U.S. Marines 'Toys for Tots' program: False.
* The Target Corporation does not allow reservists called to active duty to continue their health benefits: False.
* The Target Corporation does not allow Salvation Army bellringers to solicit contributions in front of its stores: True.

Read more here.


You are correct that the French do not own Target, it is a part of Daytons. now the principal in Daytons, happens to be a VERY ANTI gun Sen Dayton (D) MN, first name is mark, or marc I forget which .
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 6:50:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 6:50:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2006 6:50:58 AM EST by petagunner]
GD, not HTF related
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