WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation today announced a $125,000 donation in cash and in-kind product donations to organizations helping with relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Irma.
In response to the storm which has left millions without power and displaced thousands of people from their homes, the CVS Health Foundation is making a $50,000 donation to the Florida Disaster Fund. As it did with Hurricane Harvey, the CVS Health Foundation will also match colleague donations to the CVS Health Employee Relief Fund, up to $25,000. Additionally, the company has donated more than $25,000 worth of water to the American Red Cross.
"We are dismayed by the effects of Hurricane Irma across Florida and the impact it's having on our customers and colleagues in the community," said Eileen Howard Boone, SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy at CVS Health, and President of the CVS Health Foundation. "We will continue to do all we can to ensure that residents affected by this natural disaster have continued access to the support and supplies they need to recover and rebuild."
CVS Pharmacy and CVS Caremark, CVS Health's pharmacy benefit management business, have activated a process that allows pharmacists to provide one-time emergency refills of a 10-day supply of medication for plan members in areas impacted by Hurricane Irma. To access the latest store opening information, visit https://cvshealth.com/newsroom/cvs-pharmacy-hurricane-irma. Customers are encouraged to call their store directly to ensure they have the needed supplies and medications.
CVS Health has a long history of providing aid in times of disasters, helping communities prepare and recover by donating emergency supplies, such as food and water, cleaning and personal care products. CVS Health, its customers and colleagues, and the CVS Health Foundation donated more than $400,000 in cash and in-kind donations in response to Hurricane Harvey, for a total to date of more than $525,000 in collective commitment related to the two storms.
About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its nearly 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.
About the CVS Health Foundation
The CVS Health Foundation is a private charitable organization created by CVS Health that works to build healthier communities, enabling people of all ages to lead healthy, productive lives. The Foundation provides strategic investments to nonprofit partners throughout the U.S. who help increase community-based access to health care for underserved populations, create innovative approaches to chronic disease management and provide tobacco cessation and youth prevention programming. We also invest in scholarship programs that open the pathways to careers in pharmacy to support the academic aspirations of the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our philanthropy also extends to supporting our colleagues' spirit of volunteerism through Volunteer Challenge grants to nonprofits where they donate their time and fundraising efforts. To learn more about the CVS Health Foundation and its giving, visit www.cvshealth.com/social-responsibility.
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