DEERFIELD, Ill. As residents of Iowa struggle with the severe flooding in several areas of the state, Walgreens has stepped in to help.
In collaboration with the American Red Cross and the Linn County Emergency Management Authority, Walgreens has donated two semi-trailers of bottled water, as well as cleaning and personal-care products. Stores have also increased supplies of cleaning products and fans for people returning to their homes.
Flooding forced Walgreens’ store at 102 2nd St. in Coralville, Iowa, to close, but it has kept its other store, at 2751 Heartland Drive, open to fill prescriptions.
Floodwaters also breached a levee on the Mississippi River near Meyer, Ill., Wednesday, threatening to cover thousands of acres of farmland along a 25-mile stretch of the river, CNN.com reported.