Walgreens makes donations to Japan earthquake victims

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday donated $150,000 to the American Red Cross in response to the earthquake that struck Japan last week. The company also will match employee donations up to $100,000.

"Our employees have expressed their desire to lend assistance and support to those who've lost so much in this catastrophe," stated Chuck Greener, Walgreens VP corporate affairs and communications. "Though many miles away, our hearts go out to those who have been affected by this disaster, and we're doing what we can to help the Red Cross reach those who need it most. We're sending our dollars and we're sending our thoughts and prayers to everyone touched by this tragedy."

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- 12:38 PM
Pepsomgroup says

As a Japanese-American manufacturer in the Walgreens Supplier Diversity program (co-founder of the Pepsom Group), we are deeply appreciative of the Walgreens donation to the American Red Cross. The people of Japan have been blindsided by these devastating events. As we all watch this disaster unfold, the feeling of sorrow and helplessness can be overwhelming. Walgreens donation helps to remind all of us that compassion and generosity is the way to recovery, in both tangible and intangible ways. We want to thank Walgreens for their leadership in donating to the American Red Cross to help Japan recover from this tragedy, and also thank everyone else, including other retailers that help the people in Japan at this time of great need. WIth gratitude, Miya Haag V.P. The Pepsom Group, Inc. http://www.pepsom.com

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