GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. A host of retailers, including Walgreens, Dollar General and CVS Caremark, have made donations to help victims recover from the devastating earthquakes in Haiti, in line with other retailers and suppliers throughout the United States.
“Dollar General is dedicated to helping our friends in Haiti recover from this disaster,” stated Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “We are committed to our mission of serving others, in good times and in bad. We are heartened by the bravery and resiliency of the people of Haiti.”
The funds are part of relief efforts caused by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Port-au-Price Tuesday. Other such retailers include:
- Dollar General, which operates more than 8,700 stores in 35 states, has announced a $100,000 donation, and also will include employee donations.
- Walmart Foundation announced it would donate $500,000.
- Target announced a $500,000 donation plus one million meals to victims of the earthquake.
- Publix developed the Haiti Relief & Development Fund, channeled through the American Red Cross.
- Wegmans has donated $100,000 through its charitable arm and is accepting customer donations at checkout to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
- Winn-Dixie carried out 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' program for earthquake relief efforts
Also included in the relief efforts are such drug stores as:
- Walgreens announced a donation of $100,000, plus an employee donation of up to $50,000.
- CVS said its CVS Caremark Charitable Trust announced that it is donating $175,000 to humanitarian organizations involved in the earthquake relief effort in Haiti. The Trust is donating $125,000 to the American Red Cross, $25,000 to Partners in Health, based in Boston, and $25,000 to Operation Helping Hands, based in Miami.
- Rite Aid has donated $50,000 and has asked its customers to participate in a donation program $1 relief certificates.
- Duane Reade has partnered with MoneyGram International to enable Duane Reade customers to wire funds to Haiti free of charge.
- Shoppers Drug Mart is providing over $100,000 to the relief efforts in Haiti through a combined donation of product and financial support.
In related news, suppliers also have participated in providing aid to victims of the natural disaster, including: