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Rite Aid donates money, supplies to San Diego Red Cross


CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid Tuesday evening announced that its charity arm, the Rite Aid Foundation, is making a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help the victims, families and communities affected by the wildfire devastation in San Diego County.

"Our hearts go out to the victims, families and communities affected by these devastating wildfires," stated Mary Sammons, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Rite Aid. "We are hoping that our donations can help make it just a little easier for those who have been impacted the most."

Rite Aid also has shipped items, including eye drops, lip balm, sunscreen and hand sanitizer, as requested by the Red Cross chapter in San Diego, to be distributed at shelters for evacuees.

Rite Aid yesterday announced that customers impacted by the Southern California wildfires can continue to fill or pick up their prescriptions at any open Rite Aid, even if their neighborhood store has been evacuated. This includes prescriptions that have been filled at a closed store but not yet picked up.

Any other patient with prescription needs can be helped at any Rite Aid location, the company added.

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