Woonsocket, Rhode Island: The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced today that it is donating $250,000 to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund to support the organization’s on-going relief efforts, including their current efforts in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
“The American Red Cross is performing an outstanding job providing relief in communities impacted by the recent hurricanes," said Eileen Howard Dunn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations at CVS Caremark. "We are pleased to support their efforts with a donation to the National Disaster Relief Fund from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust.”
The American Red Cross is responding to a record number of tornadoes this year, the worst flooding in the central U.S. in 15 years, an early wildfire season and is in the midst of responding to hurricanes, including Hurricane Gustav and Ike. The Disaster Relief Fund supports the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the hurricanes of 2008, and enables the Red Cross to provide disaster victims with shelter, food, counseling and other assistance.
“Our neighbors all along the Gulf Coast need our help,” said Jeffrey T. Towers, Chief Development Officer for the American Red Cross. “The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust responded to this call, and helped the Red Cross provide care, comfort, and compassion to the people affected by the recent hurricanes. I want to thank the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust for using the Red Cross as their conduit of compassion”
About the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc. is a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), the largest provider of prescriptions in the nation. The Trust's mission is to provide funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives in the communities where it does business. General information about CVS Caremark is available at www.cvscaremark.com.
About the American Red Cross:
All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the Hurricanes of 2008, by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.