Amazing Issue with Target Stores >> >> If they have a good sale in their ads, take the ad to >> Walmart, where they will meet the price............... >> >> 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 American dollars and >> to have their profits sent to France. Without the American >> Vets, where would France be today?" >> >> Feel free to pass this! along to whomever you want. >> >> Sincerely, >> Dick Forrey >> Veterans Helping Veterans >> >> SFC David Kaiser, Kay Kaiser >> >> Please send this on to everyone you know to let Target know >> how AMERICAN'S feel about their non-support of America and >> our support of them. Isn't it amazing how people can forget >> when we support them.