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Target to pitch in with refinery relief
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United Way of the Coastal Empire has received another helping hand in its effort to help victims and families of the sugar refinery fire. Target Stores will make a $10,000 contribution to United Way specifically to help provide grief counseling and support services necessary for children and their families who have been negatively impacted by the fire at Imperial Sugar.

This donation came about after the Target Stores learned of the tragic aftermath of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion. Target contacted United Way of the Coastal Empire to identify the best way for the company to help victims in need. One hundred percent of Target stores contributions will go to help affected victims and their families.

For information about grief counseling and how to access services, please dial 2-1-1.

About United Way of the Coastal Empire
The mission of the United Way is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.  Through partnerships, long-term planning and thoughtful investment of donor contributions, United Way of the Coastal Empire supports 37 health and human service agencies in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

United Way is a volunteer driven organization.  More than 100 volunteers review agencies requests for funding, paying special attention to agency management, program outcomes, and accountability to ensure that donations are being utilized wisely.

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About Target
Minneapolis-based Target serves guests at 1,591 stores in 47 states nationwide by delivering today’s best retail trends at affordable prices. Target is committed to providing guests with great design through innovative products, in-store experiences and community partnerships. Whether visiting a Target store or shopping online at, guests enjoy a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to thousands of unique and highly differentiated items. Target (NYSE:TGT) gives more than $3 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Since opening its first store in 1062, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.