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Target ponying up another $1M for hurricane relief efforts

127 Targets are closed because of Hurricane Irma.

Minnesota's biggest retailer is again answering a national call for help, with another big donation to hurricane relief efforts.

Target announced Monday that it's chipping in $1 million toward Hurricane Irma relief, after the storm left dozens dead and millions without power throughout Florida and the Caribbean.

The aid will be in the form of cash as well as "in-kind" donations, meaning actual, tangible goods and services for people who need it.

"The donations will benefit Target team members, as well as national, local and international relief organizations that are committed to providing support for those impacted by the disaster," the company said in a news release.

As Target points out, this is in addition to the $3.5 million it donated earlier this month to Hurricane Harvey aid

The retailer also says it will continue to help impacted team members through a disaster relief fund it set up last week, and match employee donations "dollar-for-dollar up to $1 million."

Both hurricanes have affected Target directly; the Bullseye had to close down 30 stores in Texas because of Hurricane Harvey, and in the wake of Irma, they've closed 127 stores and four distribution centers across Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.

Corporate America steps up

Target definitely isn't alone in helping people impacted by the hurricanes.

CNBC says Walmart has committed a total of $30 million to hurricane relief, while Wells Fargo is sending $1.1 million – plus bank fee and credit relief for its affected customers. 

And famously, another Minnesota company, MyPillow, has sent two big batches of its signature product to hurricane victims in Texas.

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