CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Continue to Support Communities
Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Nearly all CVS locations affected by the storm have re-opened
CVS using mobile pharmacies to provide patients access to their prescriptions
in NJ and NY
Monetary and product donations, in-kind support from CVS colleagues continue
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 9, 2012
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --As communities in New Jersey
and New York continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy, CVS/pharmacy has
re-opened nearly all of its stores in affected areas and is assisting with
local disaster relief efforts.
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Access to Stores
More than 1,200 CVS/pharmacy locations have reopened since the storm struck
the East Coast and CVS is using generators in about 60 stores located in areas
that are still experiencing power outages. Only 16 stores remain closed due
to water or wind damage.
In two of the hardest-hit areas in which CVS/pharmacy stores will remain
closed for an extended period of time, the Company will operate mobile
pharmacies at the sites of the closed stores in order to ensure that these
communities will continue to have access to their prescribed medications.
CVS/pharmacy is now operating a mobile pharmacy at the site of its closed
store at 9301 Ventnor Avenue in Margate City, NJ. Next week, CVS/pharmacy will
begin operating a second mobile pharmacy at the site of its closed store at
88-07 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Rockaway Beach, NY.
"CVS/pharmacy is committed to ensuring that the communities we serve have
access to pharmacy services and our colleagues have worked incredibly hard to
reopen nearly all of our pharmacies," said Mark Cosby, President of
CVS/pharmacy. "By using generators and mobile pharmacies to serve the areas
most affected by the hurricane, we are well-positioned to aid in the recovery
efforts in these communities."
Supporting Relief Efforts
Following last week's more than $100,000 donation through the CVS Caremark
Charitable Trust and CVS/pharmacy to disaster relief organizations, an
additional $100,000 has been donated to the ongoing recovery efforts in New
Jersey and New York.
This support includes:
o$55,000 from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to organizations including:
Direct Relief, the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund, Jewish Family Services of
Atlantic County in Margate, NJ and the Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation
in Staten Island.
o$30,000 in product donations from CVS/pharmacy delivered by local CVS
store teams to the Miller Field relief site in Staten Island, the Breezy
Point/Rockaway Point (NY) Community Recovery Effort, the Hillside (NJ)
Police Department's Comfort Station, the Roselle (NJ) Senior Citizen
Housing Corporation, the USO to support more than 7,000 troops providing
assistance at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, the Richmand Ave. Shelter
in Staten Island via State Senator Andrew Lanza's office, and Manasquan
(NJ) Area Churches.
oOn-site support through MinuteClinic volunteer assistance for patients at
a Staten Island shelter and pharmacist support of Doctors Without
Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres to facilitate prescriptions for patients
CVS Caremark also continues to support its employees who have been affected by
the hurricane through the CVS Caremark Employee Relief Fund, which 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 Company is also offering patients who have CVS Caremark as their pharmacy
benefit manager additional assistance in accessing their prescription
medications following Hurricane Sandy through the company's PBM customer care
team at 1-800-552-8159.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division ofCVS 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 CVS.com. General information about
CVS/pharmacy andCVS Caremarkis available at info.cvscaremark.com.
About theCVS Caremark Charitable Trust
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc.is a private foundation created byCVS
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 aboutCVS Caremarkis available
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