July 7, 1997
KMART PROVIDES MORE THAN $50,000 FOR DISASTER RELIEF TO ITS HOMETOWN
Troy, Mich., -- Kmart Corporation today announced disaster relief efforts totaling more than $50,000 to aid victims of the strong winds and tornados that hit its hometown on July 2.
Kmart made a cash donation of $25,000 to the American Red Cross. In addition, Kmart provided more than $5,000 in much needed medical and office supplies to the American Red Cross over the holiday weekend to allow the Red Cross to provide immediate attention to victims of the storms.
Kmart also provided a $10,000 donation to assist Focus Hope in their outreach and repair efforts and $10,000 to The Salvation Army to provide assistance to their disaster relief efforts to Detroit-area residents.
"Kmart's financial and in-kind donations will help support relief efforts in our hometown," said Shawn Kahle, Kmart's Vice President, Corporate Affairs. "Just as we are proud to be a part of the communities we serve on a daily basis, we believe it is especially our responsibility to be there to lend a helping hand during times of need."
Kmart operates a total of 58 stores in the Southeastern Michigan area.
Kmart Corporation serves America with 2,122 Kmart stores and Super Kmart Centers. In addition to serving all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam, Kmart operations extend to Canada and, through a joint venture, to Mexico.