TJX Companies, the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods, is continuing to pay its employees in Puerto Rico despite most of its stores remaining closed six weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory
A company spokeswoman confirmed the payments to CNN after she was asked about a viral Facebook post that has been shared more than 41,000 times.
“We believe it is the right thing for us to do under these circumstances,” TJX spokeswoman Erika Tower said in an emailed statement.
In the viral post, Iván Meléndez praised Marshalls for continuing to make payments and for providing supplies to employees, including his son.
“Thanks to the Marshalls stores for such an honorable gesture,” reads Meléndez’s post in Spanish. “From now on I’m going to support this chain even more.”