23:02 | 13.09.2017
Walgreens Donates $200,000 to American Red Cross Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts, Launches Customer Donation Program at Stores Nationwide
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Walgreens has committed to a
$200,000 donation to American Red Cross Hurricane Irma relief efforts
and also is donating supplies of water and food to relief efforts in San
Juan, Puerto Rico.
Starting today, Walgreens customers also can donate to Red Cross
hurricane relief efforts at approximately 8,000 Walgreens and Duane
Reade locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Customers can make
donations at store checkout.
“As recovery efforts move forward, our focus is on supporting our
customers and employees who live in the many communities we serve that
were impacted by the storm,” said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president
of pharmacy and retail operations. “The generosity of people throughout
the country who participate in our fundraising for relief efforts will
be appreciated more than they know by the people in need.”
More than 700 out of approximately 830 Walgreens stores in Florida have
reopened, and all of Walgreens South Carolina drugstores that were
temporarily closed are now open. Walgreens also has restored operations
in nearly all of its Georgia and Puerto Rico locations that had closed
due to the storm.
Local Walgreens field leadership and store teams continue to work to
reopen other locations as soon as possible.
one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail
Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA),
the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More
than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in
communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel
access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective
pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates
8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its
omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores
offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.
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