Walgreens Raises more than $4 Million for American Red Cross Disaster Relief
DEERFIELD, Ill. -- November 15, 2012
Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) and the American Red Cross today announced
that more than $4 million was raised by Walgreens and Duane Reade customers
nationwide who made donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund
since Nov. 5. Walgreens implemented the fundraising program in the aftermath
of Hurricane Sandy striking the East Coast.
Customers were able to make contributions during checkout at any of the more
than 8,000 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations across the country by adding
the donation in increments of $1, $2, $5 or $10 to their purchase amount. The
fundraising initiative was in addition to Walgreens earlier $250,000
contribution to the American Red Cross.
“Hurricane Sandy resulted in so many people with needs. We’re very proud of
the support Walgreens and Duane Reade customers showed and how that support
will help those in need work through the many hardships they face,” said Mark
Wagner, Walgreens president of operations and community management.
“This is one of the biggest Red Cross relief operations in the past five
years, and we are so grateful for the generosity of Walgreens and its
customers in support of our work,” said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of
the Red Cross. “Sandy has impacted millions of people and the Red Cross will
continue to help for weeks to come as families get back on their feet.”
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
8,030 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
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 visit redcross.org
or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
Michael Polzin, (847) 315-2920
American Red Cross
Media Relations, (202) 303-5551
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