Kohl’s donates $100,000 for flood relief

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Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s Corp. has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in flood relief efforts in Texas and Oklahoma.

Historic floods last week left 30 dead across the two states, and resulted in significant damage in parts of the southwest. The Red Cross is delivering emergency supplies and services to affected areas.

Kohl’s, which operates retail stores nationwide, has also encouraged its employees to volunteer for the cleanup efforts through its Associates in Action volunteer program. Kohl’s awards additional corporate grants to organizations its employees support.

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“Our hearts go out to all the families and communities impacted by the devastating flooding which occurred in Texas and Oklahoma,” said Bevin Bailis, Kohl’s senior vice president of public relations and communications. “We are honored to be in a position to provide financial support and volunteer efforts to the many communities in need as they recover and rebuild their homes and neighborhoods.”

Associates in Action focus on youth-serving nonprofits. More than 1 million employees have volunteered more than 3.2 million hours since 2001, during which time Kohl’s has donated almost $100 million to those organizations.

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