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Kohl's doubles donation for Harvey relief to $1 million

Updated: 10:14 a.m. September 1, 2017

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kohl's announced it will double its earlier announced donation to support relief efforts in response to the severe weather impacting Texas and the Gulf Coast, for a total of a $1 million cash donation to the American Red Cross. In addition, Kohl’s will provide an estimated $1 million in financial support to Kohl’s associates who have been significantly impacted by the storm.

“The destruction of the hurricane and its aftermath has continued to escalate day by day,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, CEO and president. “We feel compelled to increase our donation to the Red Cross to help families across Texas and the Gulf Coast during this time of great need.”

To encourage others to donate to disaster relief efforts, Kohl’s has posted American Red Cross donation information on Kohls.com, in Kohl’s stores, and on the Kohl’s mobile app.

Kohl’s is also encouraging its associates to volunteer in support of relief efforts through Kohl’s volunteer program. To inquire about coordinating a Kohl’s volunteer program event, contact your local Kohl’s store and ask to speak with the store manager about the event. Find your nearest Kohl’s by visiting Kohls.com.

Kohl’s is committed to supporting its communities year-round, including in times of need. Since 2001, Kohl’s has donated more than $7.5 million to support the American Red Cross with disaster relief efforts across the country.

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Posted: 12:08 p.m. August 30, 2017:

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kohl’s announced a $500,000 cash donation toward hurricane relief and recovery efforts in Texas and across the Gulf Coast. Kohl’s is providing this donation to the American Red Cross, which is delivering vital emergency supplies and services in the impacted areas. In addition, Kohl’s will provide an estimated $1 million in financial support to Kohl’s associates who have been significantly impacted by the storm. Kohl’s will continue to monitor the impact of the flooding throughout the region to evaluate the need for additional assistance.

“Hundreds of thousands of families have been displaced or impacted by Hurricane Harvey and at Kohl’s, we are grateful to be in the position to provide financial support to aid in emergency relief services,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief merchandising and customer officer. “In addition to supporting the communities we serve, we are also providing assistance to our associates who have been directly impacted by the storm to help as they recover. Our hearts are with the people of Texas and across the Gulf Coast.”

In addition to financial contributions, Kohl’s is encouraging its associates to volunteer in support of relief efforts through Kohl’s volunteer program.

Kohl’s is committed to supporting its communities year-round, including in times of need. Since 2001, Kohl’s has donated more than $7 million to support the American Red Cross with disaster relief efforts across the country.

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