-- $75,000 donation to American Red Cross to support relief efforts
-- $30,000 in water, ice and other supplies being distributed directly to affected communities
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS Caremark, announced today a donation of $75,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts for communities on the east coast of the United States impacted by Hurricane Irene. In addition, CVS/pharmacy is distributing over $30,000 in free water, ice and other supplies to local residents in Manteo, North Carolina and Margaretville, New York, two hard hit communities. Plans for product donations in additional communities are underway.
Because the CVS/pharmacy in Margaretville sustained catastrophic water damage, the building had to be torn down. In order to ensure that the community continues to have access to pharmacy services, CVS/pharmacy is making daily prescription deliveries to Margaretville from the most closely-located CVS in Walton, New York, approximately 30 miles away. CVS/pharmacy is also bringing a mobile pharmacy trailer to West Lebanon, New Hampshire as a temporary replacement for a store that is closed indefinitely due to water damage.
"As a company whose roots are in the east coast, we know firsthand that thousands of our colleagues and millions of our customers and clients have been affected by Hurricane Irene," said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations at CVS Caremark. "We are providing our support to the critical disaster relief activities of the American Red Cross and our stores remain committed to aiding in the recovery efforts in our communities."
About the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc. is a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS). CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the nation. The Trust's mission is to provide funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives in CVS Caremark communities.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation, is America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,300 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores. CVS/pharmacy is committed to improving the lives of those we serve by making innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at info.cvscaremark.com.
SOURCE CVS Caremark