Posted by: franklynchusa | July 11, 2009

A Public Service Announcement

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
 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,  

TARGETis  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 American 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  



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  2. Yeah. the UK’s the same – if you want some small bit of help then you’d better be a one armed, single, lesbian, immigrant mother who draws unintelligible scribble on toilet walls. If you’re relatively normal and born there, whatever your sex or ethnic background, you’ve got no chance pal!

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