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CVS Health Announces Support for Critical Rebuilding Efforts Following Historic Hurricanes
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the devastating damage caused by recent hurricanes, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today launched an in-store customer donation campaign to support the rebuilding efforts underway in the impacted areas. As part of this initiative, the company pledged to match all customer donations with critical products and supplies, up to $10 million.
"We've been impressed by the overwhelming expression of generosity among our colleagues and customers across the country who continue to seek ways to help the people impacted by these devastating storms," said Helena B. Foulkes, Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, CVS Pharmacy. "We'll continue to do our part to deliver the necessary resources and support that these communities need to begin the long recovery process."
Through September 28, customers can donate $1, $3 or more at the register of CVS Pharmacy locations. The total amount donated by customers will be matched by CVS Health with up to $10 million in product donations, including cleaning supplies, non-perishable food and personal care items.
"The outpouring of support from individuals and businesses across the country to aid in recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey has been inspiring," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. "I, and the people of Texas, are grateful for the assistance CVS is offering to the Rebuild Texas Fund as we begin the long road to recovery. One thing that has proven true through all of this is that in a time of need, people will always come to aid of those who need it, and this effort by CVS speaks to the heart and generosity of the American spirit."
CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation have been working with relief agencies on the ground in impacted areas, and will continue to do so as additional storms loom. To date, the company, its colleagues and customers have donated more than $675,000 in cash and in-kind product donations to the American Red Cross, Direct Relief, Salvation Army, Florida Disaster Fund, the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the CVS Health Employee Relief Fund, a public charity designed to help CVS Health employees during unanticipated and unavoidable financial hardships and emergencies.
About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its nearly 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.
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SOURCE CVS Health