VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — The AmerisourceBergen Foundation has committed $25,000 to support relief efforts in communities affected by the tornadoes that recently swept through the Southeast United States.
The foundation has made a donation to the Community Foundation of East Alabama, a regional organization focused on identifying community needs, solving regional issues and improving the lives of those who reside in the area. The Community Foundation of East Alabama recently established the Lee County Tornado Recovery Fund, to help address the widespread damage by tornadoes in the surrounding counties.
During the coming weeks, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation will maintain a strong focus on closely monitoring all impacted areas, with the goal of identifying additional opportunities to support organizations and local communities in need.
In addition, the foundation continues to work closely with national organizations focused on supporting relief efforts across the U.S. and abroad. Americares, Healthcare Ready and other long-standing partners of the foundation are each dedicated to building healthy communities and improving patient outcomes, and they address such pressing needs as the delivery of critical medications, establishment of temporary housing and support of long-term disaster relief needs.
“AmerisourceBergen has a significant presence in Alabama, and our thoughts are with our teams and all those impacted during this weekend’s devastating events,” commented Gina Clark, president of the AmerisourceBergen Foundation.