WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept.18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, today announced a donation of more than $10,000 in support of families and communities that have been affected by the flash floods in Larimer and Boulder counties in north-central Colorado. Since last week, areas of Colorado have been affected by heavy rains which have displaced thousands of residents, destroyed nearly 20,000 homes and washed out roads, highways, bridges and communications lines.
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with the shelters, meals and clean-up supplies for those that had to leave their homes in the wake of the floods.
"The impact of these devastating floods will be long-lasting in Colorado and we are committed to supporting disaster relief efforts through our partners at the Red Cross," said Eileen Howard Boone, President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. "We are saddened by the lives lost and know that in addition to food & shelter, the Red Cross is providing comfort and hope for those who need it most. We want to ensure that the local communities affected by this terrible disaster receive the services and supplies they need on their road to recovery."
We encourage others to join us in supporting relief efforts by making a donation to the American Red Cross.
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
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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