Walgreens Collecting Red Cross Donations at Stores Across All 50 States

  Walgreens Collecting Red Cross Donations at Stores Across All 50 States

   Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with National Urban League arriving in
hard-hit areas Wednesday to provide blankets, water and other needed services

Business Wire

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- November 05, 2012

To help victims of Hurricane Sandy, customers shopping this week at any
Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) or Duane Reade store in the United States
will have the opportunity to make donations to the American Red Cross Disaster
Relief Fund in increments of $1, $2, $5 or $10.

Donations can easily be made at checkout by adding the donation to the
purchase amount. The fundraising initiative is in addition to Walgreens
announcement last week that it would make a $250,000 contribution to the same

As the company’s recovery effort continues, Walgreens has now reopened all but
13 of the 750 stores that experienced service interruptions at the peak of the

In response to needs immediately after the storm, last week Walgreens
delivered four semi-trailer truckloads of bottled water, including three to
the American Red Cross and one to the City of New York. Two additional
truckloads are on the way. Walgreens has also donated merchandise and
conducted food drives in response to local community requests.

This week, Walgreens is diverting its Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with
National Urban League bus to New York to deliver blankets, water and other
needed services to hard hit communities. On Wednesday, the bus will begin
making visits to Walgreens and Duane Reade locations in Rockaway, followed by
Brooklyn and Staten Island. The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with
National Urban League provides free health resources to residents in urban and
minority communities across the country with high rates of preventable

Walgreens pharmacists have also provided direct assistance to New York City,
Hoboken and other emergency response outposts to help patients find medicine
they need. The company also is in the process of setting up four temporary
pharmacies at stores that were heavily damaged by the storm and won’t re-open
in the near term.

About Walgreens

As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion,
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to become America’s first choice for
health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million
customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and
services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services
and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services
includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along
with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower
costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health
systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates
7,944 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and
most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and
in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the


Jim Graham
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.