Target Stores and Veterans

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by Chuck57, Jan 16, 2004.

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  1. Chuck57

    Chuck57 Registered Member

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    I found this on another forum and thought it might be of some interest.


    >Vietnam Veterans Association
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    >By Dick Forrey
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    >We asked our local Target store to be a sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our spring recognition event. We received back a reply from Target management that "veterans do not meet our area of giving.
    >We only donate to the areas of the arts, social actions, gay and lesbian causes, and education."
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    >My thought: If the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and veterans in general, do not meet their donation criteria, something is wrong at Target. We were not asking for dollars, but simply sponsorship of an endorsement for a memorial remembrance.
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    >As follow-up, I E-mailed the corporate headquarters and their response was the same. Personally, I will NOT be purchasing anything at Target Stores again. If the Vietnam Veteran or Veterans in general do not meet their area of giving, then why should I, as a Vietnam veteran, spend my hard earned money in their stores?
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    >Please pass this on to as many people as you know.
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    >Sincerely, Veterans Helping Veterans
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    >PS: Target will also not allow the Marines to collect for "Toys For Tots" during the holidays in or in front of their stores.
     
  2. root

    root Registered Member

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    Always good to check Snopes before believing stuff like this. :D
    Target Practice
     
  3. Dan Perez

    Dan Perez Retired Moderator

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    Hey Root! :D

    Nice link you have there. I have bookmarked it.

    Good to see you around! Hope things are well.
     
  4. root

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    Hi Dan, Thanks. I'm still around but have not been posting too much lately, but things are going ok.
     
  5. LowWaterMark

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    Just in case some people fail to follow the link Root posted above, the information in the first post is merely an urban myth and is totally untrue!

    Someone simply made that up a while back as an attack on Target, and their hope is that people will continue to spread that rumor.
     
  6. GoonMan

    GoonMan Registered Member

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    Thanks root for the link I have it saved in my favorites. :D

    Randy


    Throws another log on the Fire for LWM while I enjoy my 55F to 65F Weather. :D :D :D


    My son is in Rhode Island and he says it is 3F where he is at in school.
     
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