Walgreens donates nearly $2 million to Haiti

DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens wrapped up its in-store giving campaign with customers donating nearly $2 million to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund.

“The outpouring of generosity from our customers and employees has been incredible,” said VP corporate affairs and communications Chuck Greener. “We want to thank all of them for their compassion and support.”

In addition to its customer donations, Walgreens donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross in response to the quake, and an additional $50,000 in employee donations was also matched by the company. Along with monetary assistance, Walgreens donated six semi-trailers worth of bottled water, medical supplies, hygiene products and non-perishable goods through the University of Miami Global Institute for Community Health and Development. In another relief effort, Walgreens contributed 40,000 bottles of water to United Airlines for relief work flights.

Walgreens logistics network helped stage and move donated supplies to points of distribution. Nearly a dozen suppliers worked through Walgreens to get medical supplies and basic necessities to relief workers on the ground in Haiti.

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