Kmart has allocated $10,000 to the American Red Cross in Puerto Rico to help provide immediate assistance to residents in Yauco, and the surrounding areas following the torrential rains which fell earlier this week.
Kmart is a member of the American Red Cross' Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to take immediate recovery steps at the time of a disaster. Kmart's release of $10,000 from its Disaster Relief Fund enables American Red Cross volunteers to help areas of Puerto Rico impacted by the rains.
"Kmart is committed to helping the communities we serve in their time of need," said Walter Beale, Regional Vice President. "Because our charitable partners are uniquely equipped to provide immediate aid when tragedy strikes, contributing to their efforts allows us to help as many people as possible."
Kmart Corporation (NYSE: KM) is a near-$40 billion company that serves America with more than 2,100 Kmart and Kmart supercenter retail outlets. Kmart donates $35 million each year to support its hometowns and local non- profit organizations. Kmart associates also provide their most valuable resource -- time -- everyday in their local communities. In addition to serving all 50 states, Kmart operations extend to the Caribbean Islands and Asia Pacific. More information about Kmart is available on the World Wide Web at www.bluelight.com under the "About Kmart" section.
SOURCE: Kmart Corporation
Contact: Wendy Kemp-Watkins, Community Relations Specialist,
248-463-4210, or Armando Viera, District Manager, 787-879-3550, both of Kmart