by Stephen Garner
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Kohl’s has announced its donation of $500,000 to the American Red Cross, which is delivering vital emergency supplies and services to the communities affected by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and South Carolina. In addition, the retailer will provide opportunities for associates and customers to support hurricane relief efforts by donating to the American Red Cross on Kohls.com or at the checkout area located within Kohl’s stores nationwide.

“Kohl’s is grateful our donation to the American Red Cross will help support our thousands of associates and customers who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief executive officer. “As relief efforts are underway, we invite our associates and customers to support communities in need by donating to the American Red Cross on Kohls.com or in any of our stores. Together, we can provide relief during the road to recovery.”

In addition to the company’s relief support through the American Red Cross, Kohl’s will aid associates and customers affected by Hurricane Florence by offering benefits and programming including: short-term financial assistance to Kohl’s associates who have experienced unexpected financial hardship; emergency compensation for those working at Kohl’s stores that have closed as a result of the hurricane; and employee assistance programs, critical incident support and counseling for Kohl’s associates.

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 the store manager at your local Kohl’s store. Find your nearest Kohl’s store 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 $9 million to support the American Red Cross with disaster relief efforts across the country.