CVS Caremark Donates More Than $100,000 to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

  CVS Caremark Donates More Than $100,000 to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Support will help communities affected by the storm

PR Newswire

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 31, 2012

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark today announced a
donation of more than $100,000 to the American Red Cross National Disaster
Relief Fund to provide much-needed support to communities that have been
affected by Hurricane Sandy. A donation of $50,000 was made from the
Company's foundation, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. In addition,
CVS/pharmacy is providing snacks and bottled water valued at more than $50,000
to distribute in communities in New Jersey that were impacted by the

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"Many of our communities on the East Coast were affected by Hurricane Sandy,"
said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
and Community Relations for CVS Caremark. "We are deeply concerned about the
impact this storm has had on our customers and colleagues, and we are
committed to supporting relief efforts and assisting first-responders,
including our partners at the American Red Cross, in any way we can."

CVS Caremark is also supporting its employees who have been affected by the
hurricane through the CVS Caremark Employee Relief Fund. Launched in 2011,
the Employee Relief Fund provides short-term, immediate financial relief to
employees who've suffered significant hardship as a result of a natural
disaster, family death, medical emergency or other unforeseen events.

The American Red Cross is helping people across 13 states with safe shelter,
food and comfort as part of a huge disaster response to Sandy. More than 9,000
people spent Tuesday night in 171 Red Cross shelters, and workers have served
more than 100,800 meals and snacks. The organization has deployed more than
2,300 disaster workers from all over the country. Nearly 200 response vehicles
have also been deployed and are beginning to circulate through communities
distributing meals, water and snacks.

"HurricaneSandy's winds, rains and snow brought devastation and uncertainty
to millions of people, and thanks to the support of donors such as CVS
Caremark, the American Red Cross is providing immediate relief and staying to
help as people begin to take steps to recovery," said Roger Lowe, Senior Vice
President of Communications for the American Red Cross. "We're grateful for
CVS Caremark's dedication to the Red Cross mission."

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

About CVS/pharmacy
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is
America's leading retail pharmacy with 7,400 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug
stores. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to
better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise,
both in its stores and online at General information about
CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at 

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
visitredcross.orgor join our blog at

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