Not all corporate America is evil, and the owner of Marshalls, TJ Maxx and HomeGoods is sheer proof.
TJX Cos. is continuing to pay it employees in Puerto Rico, even though its 29 stores there are still closed more than one month after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, leaving residents without power and potable water, The Boston Globe reported.
“We believe it is the right thing for us to do under these circumstances,” TJX spokeswoman Erika Tower said.
The company has acted similarly “from time to time under extreme circumstances” in other areas affected by disasters.
“Thank you to all Marshalls stores for such an honorable gesture,” Ivan Meléndez, whose son works at the Marshalls in San Juan, wrote on Facebook. The post has been shared more than 41,000 times.
Most of the 3.4 million U.S. citizens who live in Puerto Rico are still without power 47 days after Maria barreled through the island, making it the longest blackout in American history, CBS News reported. Damages to the island could reach up to $90 billion.
(H/T: The Boston Globe)