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Rite Aid offers bathing facilities to victims of California wildfires


CAMP HILL, Pa. To further assist the evacuees of the San Diego County wildfires, Rite Aid has provided bathing facilities and bathing linens to those displaced by the emergency at the New Song Community Church shelter in Oceanside, Calif. Rite Aid also reported that their local stores have provided food, beverages and personal items to those at the shelter.

On Tuesday, Rite Aid shipped more than $75,000 of supplies, including eye drops, lip balm, sunscreen and hand sanitizer, to the American Red Cross chapter in San Diego County to be distributed at various shelters. The Rite Aid Foundation has also donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts in San Diego County.

“Rite Aid responded immediately and generously to support families who were forced out of their homes by fire,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who alerted Rite Aid officials about the need for access to the facilities after visiting the evacuation shelter on Wednesday. “We greatly appreciate Rite Aid’s contribution to the community-wide effort to care for our neighbors in this time of crisis.”

Like several other drug stores in the area, Rite Aid is offering customers the opportunity 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 store that might be closed but not yet picked up.

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