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Walgreens donates $200K to aid Hurricane Florence impacted communities

Walgreens is supporting efforts to help those in North Carolina and South Carolina who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence.

The Deerfield, Ill.-based retailer announced that it has made a $200,000 donation to the American Red Cross’ relief efforts, and also has donated nonperishable food items to the organization to support emergency shelters in the region.

“Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence, and we’re working to do our part to help support these communities during this difficult time. We are thankful to our team members who continue to work diligently to restore pharmacy services and operations in the region as quickly as possible,” Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of operations, said. “Walgreens has a long history of being there for our communities in times of need and we will continue to support our customers and team members.”

Throughout the storm, Walgreens also conducted wellness checks on its field and store team members in the area, and making disaster support services available to its employees who have been displaced or are in need of additional support.

Since the storm, the retailer has reopened approximately 190 of its 235 stores within the impacted regions. It also is working to deploy mobile power generators to locations without power and offering charging stations for cellphones and medical devices at no cost to customers in these areas.
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