CVS pharmacy today announced a donation of more than $20,000 in support of communities that have been affected by Hurricane Isaac. They have also donated $15,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief and recovery efforts, and are providing nearly 1,000 much-needed first aid kits and nearly $5,000 in additional financial support to Red Cross shelters across Louisiana and Mississippi.
Almost all CVS pharmacy stores in Louisiana and Mississippi are now open. Only six stores are currently closed and they will reopen as soon as safely possible.
“Hurricane Isaac has impacted many of the communities we serve in Louisiana and Mississippi,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations for CVS Caremark. “We are committed to supporting relief efforts in these communities and we hope our customers and colleagues in affected areas can safely return home soon.”
The company is also supporting its employees who have been affected by the hurricane through the CVS Caremark Employee Relief Fund. Launched in 2011, the Employee Relief Fund provides short-term, immediate financial relief to employees who’ve suffered significant hardship as a result of a natural disaster, family death, medical emergency or other unforeseen events.