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.
>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,
>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!
>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"
>Veterans Helping Veterans
>Please send this on to everyone you know
>to let Target know
>we don't need them either !
Venomous & Non-Venomous Snakes Removed & Relocated. Unharmed.