Target Honors Two Employees and All Others Lost in Orlando Shooting

June 30, 2016

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Mercedez Flores and Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, Target team members, died during the shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub.  Target Corporation donated $250,000 to the OneOrlando Fund in their memory. The OneOrlando Fund, established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, will go to nonprofit organizations serving victims, their families and the community.  The Hispanic community was particularly impacted by this tragedy.

In addition to the donation,Target teams across the country observed a moment of silence in honor of all of the victims. Teams in Orlando donated food and water to first responders, as well as those waiting in line to give blood to help survivors. Target also offered space outside a nearby store to serve as a command center for law enforcement.

“I want to personally thank the local Target team in Orlando for pulling together during an incredibly difficult and emotional time to do everything they can to help the community. On behalf of everyone at Target, I offer my deepest condolences to the families and friends of those lost during Sunday’s tragedy and am honored to make this donation to help all those affected” said Brian Cornell, chief executive officer, Target.

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Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,792 stores and at Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Shoppers who wish to support their favorite cause through their online shopping with Target can join at no additional cost to themselves or their cause.

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