Rite Aid Foundation donates $50,000 to American Red Cross' Hurricane Irene relief efforts

Donations of supplies also made to New York, Vermont charities

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid's philanthropic arm is donating $50,000 to Hurricane Irene relief efforts, Rite Aid said Wednesday.

The retail pharmacy chain said the Rite Aid Foundation was making the donation to the American Red Cross, in addition to donations of baby formula, personal hygiene products, first aid and cleaning supplies to several nonprofit organizations in New York and Vermont — areas that were particularly affected by the hurricane.

"One of Rite Aid's core values is to be a caring neighbor in the communities we serve, and that's especially true in times like these as communities start to rebuild," Rite Aid Foundation president and Rite Aid chairman Mary Sammons said. "We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross and hope our donation makes things a little easier for those who have been most affected by Hurricane Irene."

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