By Lisa Johnston
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Wayne, N.J. — Toys “R” Us, through its Children’s Fund charity, has donated $1 million to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
The New Jersey relief effort was created by Gov. Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie to aid, comfort and rebuild the Garden State in the wake of the storm, which impacted thousands of children and families.
Toys “R” Us, headquartered here, has been based in New Jersey for 38 years.
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New York – Despite record Thanksgiving week business, Hurricane Sandy managed to dampen November retail sales.
Target reported virtually flat net sales of $6.2 billion, and a 1 percent decline in comparable-store sales. Sales were softest within portions of the Northeast, the discounter said, and comp sales within the hardlines category, which includes CE, declined by the mid-single digits.
Harrisburg, Pa. — D&H Distributing will donate about $40,000 to the American Red Cross to help victims of Superstorm Sandy in the Northeast.
D&H set aside 1 percent of orders placed during its Fall Mid-Atlantic Technology Show Nov. 7 in Hershey, Pa., and 1 percent of orders billed on Nov. 9 via the DandH.com website and the company’s iPhone and iPod Touch apps.
New York – The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) National Consumer Technology Industry group will be collecting items for Hurricane Sandy victims on Saturday evening during its annual awards tribute and dinner dance at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, here.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. — LG Electronics is doing its part in the Sandy relief effort by offering victims free service for major appliances and TVs damaged in the storm in all affected states.
LG said trained service technicians are available to diagnose and repair LG-brand refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers and large-screen TVs.
Affected consumers who would like to take advantage of the free service through Dec. 31 can contact the LG Hotline at (855) 400-4640.
Lake Success, N.Y. — Canon USA donated $100,000 on Wednesday to AmeriCares to aid in the relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
“On behalf of all employees at Canon USA, we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those affected by Hurricane Sandy,” said Joe Adachi, Canon USA president and CEO.
Los Angeles – AVAD has changed some dates for events in the Northeast in its second annual Opportunity Tour, due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
The Woburn, Mass. has been rescheduled for Nov. 14. Pine Brook, N.J., will be Nov. 15, and a date for Plainview, N.J., has not been decided as yet.
Harrisburg, Pa. — D&H Distributing will donate 1 percent of orders placed during the Wednesday, Nov. 7, D&H Fall Mid-Atlantic Technology Show to help support storm victims affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The show will be held in Hershey, Pa.
The distributor will also donate 1 percent of orders billed via the DandH.com website or the D&H iPhone and iPod Touch app on Friday, Nov. 9. Funds from both will be donated to the American Red Cross for storm relief.
Brooklyn, N.Y. – I realized only on Wednesday that I had a perfect view of one of the iconic images of Hurricane Sandy outside my window in my home office. The crane is still dangling from the 90-story luxury high rise on 59th Street in Manhattan. It is stable now and should be removed in the coming days and weeks.
It is a metaphor on the ingenuity of human beings to build to the sky, and the power of Mother Nature to flip it over at a moment's notice and tell us who is really the boss.
Charlotte, N.C. — Electrolux said it will donate up to $200,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Fund to support the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The manufacturer will donate $100,000 outright and will then match employee contributions up to another $100,000.