MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl’s has made a $250,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross, toward tornado relief efforts in Moore, Okla., and the surrounding area. The American Red Cross is delivering emergency supplies and services to the tornado-impacted areas.
In addition to the financial contribution, Kohl’s is encouraging its employees to volunteer in support of cleanup efforts through its Associates in Action program. In recognition of volunteer hours, Kohl’s will donate additional corporate grants to the nonprofit organizations being supported by Kohl’s employees.
“We are deeply saddened by the devastation experienced by those in and around Moore, Okla., due to the tornado that struck Monday,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and CEO. “It is our sincerest hope that providing financial assistance and volunteer service will be of help and support to individuals and families as they work to rebuild their homes, schools and communities.”
Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteers help a range of youth-serving nonprofit organizations year-round. Through the Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 669,000 employees have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $63 million to the nonprofit organizations served. This program is part of Kohl’s overall philanthropic platform, Kohl’s Cares, which is committed to supporting children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.