- Walgreens is giving $500,000 each to Florida Disaster Fund and American Red Cross Hurricane Fund to support relief efforts
- The company is also making product donations to assist communities in need
Walgreens is donating $1 million toward hurricane relief efforts.
The retail pharmacy announced on Monday that it would be supporting storm relief efforts in communities across Florida, Puerto Rico and other areas impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona by donating $500,000 each to the Florida Disaster Fund and the American Red Cross Hurricane Fund.
“Our thoughts are with all of those who have been impacted by the devastation caused by these hurricanes, and we’re committed to doing all we can to support the communities we serve as relief efforts continue,” said Roz Brewer, CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance. “We’re extremely grateful to our countless team members who have been working tirelessly to ensure our patients and customers have access to the medications, products and healthcare services they need during this difficult time.”
Walgreens added in a news release that it is continuing to work with both organizations as well as community partners to donate products and essentials such as bottled water, consumables and health and hygiene items. The company is also making disaster support services available to Walgreens team members who may be displaced or in need of additional support.
Additionally, Walgreens noted that customers will be able to make donations at checkout at any Walgreens store nationwide, with all proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross Hurricane Fund.
Walgreens is the largest drugstore chain in Florida, with the vast majority of its over 800 stores still open statewide.
To help support other locations that remain temporarily closed due to power outages or other damage, the company has been working to deploy mobile pharmacy trailers to help serve customers and patients, while teams work to re-open impacted locations as quickly and safely as possible