Skip to main content

CVS Caremark donates $100,000 to Red Cross


WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS Caremark Charitable Trust has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts throughout more than 80 counties in Iowa declared federal or state disaster areas due to recent stores, tornadoes and floods. The private foundation also donated more than $35,000 in product and services to these affected areas.

“We are very concerned about the impact these storms have had on our customers, employees and communities,” stated Eileen Howard Dunn, vice president of CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. “We are pleased to assist disaster relief and recovery efforts with donations from CVS/pharmacy and the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to the American Red Cross, and through the volunteer efforts of our associates.”

In Cedar Rapids alone, thousands were evacuated and homes were destroyed. The Red Cross has set up emergency kitchens to feed about 6,000 people a day who are trying to clean up but have no electricity. CVS shipped a supply of hand sanitizer, insect repellant, sunscreen and work gloves to The Red Cross in Cedar Rapids.

The retailer operates seven stores in the affected flood cities of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Iowa City and Waterloo. Items including water, sunscreen and diapers were donated directly from stores. In addition, CVS associates visited local shelters to assist those displaced from their homes with medication and various OTC necessities, and to help with the sand bagging and clean-up efforts.

This ad will auto-close in 10 seconds