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CVS aids in Alabama tornado disaster relief efforts
April 29th, 2011
WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS Caremark Corp. is providing disaster relief to Alabama communities ravaged by tornadoes earlier this week.
The drug store and pharmacy services company said Friday that CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, its private foundation, is donating $75,000 to the American Red Cross to support tornado relief efforts in Alabama.
Also, CVS/pharmacy stores in Tuscaloosa, Pleasant Grove, Cullman and Cahaba Heights, Ala., will distribute $130,000 in free water, ice and other supplies to residents in those communities.
CVS noted that in Tuscaloosa, which experienced some of the worst tornado damage, the company is bringing in a mobile pharmacy trailer to help ensure that residents continue to have access to their prescribed medications.
"We have 150 stores in Alabama and more than 700 locations across the South, and we are concerned about the impact these tornadoes have had on our customers, employees and communities," Eileen Howard Boone, senior vice president of corporate communications and community relations at CVS Caremark, said in a statement. "We hope our Charitable Trust's donation to the American Red Cross and our store product donations to the community will provide some relief and benefit the recovery efforts under way in the region."