Kohl’s Corp. is doing its part to help the state of Louisiana, which has been ravaged by floods during the past week.
The Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based retailer announced on Thursday that it will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help the organization deliver emergency supplies and services in the impacted areas.
In addition, Kohl’s is encouraging its employees to pitch in with cleanup efforts through the company’s Associates in Action volunteer program.
“We would like to express our deepest sympathies to those families, including many of our associates, who are impacted by the devastating flooding in Louisiana,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s VP of corporate communications. “Our business is rooted in these communities, which is why we partner with the American Red Cross to provide critical support when it is needed most.”
Since Aug. 12, heavy rains have led to historic flooding in Louisiana. At least a foot of rain has fallen in many parts the state, with some areas seeing as much as 30 feet. As of Thursday, 13 people have died as a result of the flooding, and tens of thousands have reportedly been displaced. More thunderstorms are predicted for later today, according to the National Weather Service.
Representatives from the American Red Cross have called this “the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Superstorm Sandy.”
At the moment, the relief group is asking for monetary donations only. To give to the Red Cross, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.