Walgreens giving $500,000 each to Florida Disaster Fund and American Red Cross Hurricane Fund to support relief efforts; Company also making product donations to assist communities in need
DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2022--
Walgreens is supporting storm relief efforts in communities across Florida, Puerto Rico and other areas impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona, with $1 million in donations announced today. The donations include $500,000 each to the Florida Disaster Fund and the American Red Cross Hurricane Fund.
The American Red Cross donation goes to help all impacted communities in the aftermath of hurricanes, and will include aid to impacted regions across Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall two weeks ago.
Walgreens is also continuing to work with both organizations as well as community partners to donate products and essentials such as bottled water, consumables and health and hygiene items.
“Our thoughts are with all of those who have been impacted by the devastation caused by these hurricanes, and we’re committed to doing all we can to support the communities we serve as relief efforts continue,” said Roz Brewer, CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance. “We’re extremely grateful to our countless team members who have been working tirelessly to ensure our patients and customers have access to the medications, products and healthcare services they need during this difficult time.”
The company is also making disaster support services available to Walgreens team members who may be displaced or in need of additional support.
In the coming days, Walgreens customers will be able to make donations at checkout at any Walgreens store nationwide. All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross Hurricane Fund.
As the largest drugstore chain in Florida, the vast majority of Walgreens’ 820+ stores statewide are open. To help support locations that remain temporarily closed due to power outages or other damage, the company has been working to deploy mobile pharmacy trailers to help serve customers and patients, while teams work to re-open impacted locations as quickly and safely as possible. Nearly all Walgreens locations in Puerto Rico are open.
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the United States segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader serving millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and well-being of every community in America. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 9 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide.
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