TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix announced on Friday that it is supporting relief efforts to help those Alberta communities affected by the floods by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross and working with local stores to ensure supplies and prescription medications are available to those in need.
"Our thoughts are with our customers and our associate-owners and their employees who have been directly impacted by the flooding in Alberta," stated Mary-Alice Vuicic, chief administrative officer and EVP of Shoppers Drug Mart. "By working together with the Canadian Red Cross and our local Associate-owners, we hope that we can help bring relief and aid to those impacted in the province."
Customers and employees can donate their Shoppers Optimum Points toward this effort, and Shoppers Drug Mart and its associate-owners will match the donation with a cash and product value of up to $150,000, the retailer stated.
As a result of the flooding, Shoppers Drug Mart has announced the closures of 10 locations and has recommended the nearest alternate store to shoppers. It will continue to update customers on the status of other stores in affected areas.