DEERFIELD, Ill., April 1, 2014 – To help victims of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., and aid recovery efforts in the region, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced it will make a $25,000 contribution to the American Red Cross Oso Mudslide Relief Fund. In addition, during the next two weeks customers shopping at any Walgreens store in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Northern Idaho will have the opportunity to make donations to the relief fund in increments of $1, $5 or $10.
“Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Oso who suffered such devastating losses and to the emergency personnel who responded to this disaster and continue to aid in recovery efforts” said Sue Bandurraga, Walgreens market vice president for Seattle and surrounding communities. “We are happy to make our stores throughout the region available to our generous customers who wish to make a contribution for our neighbors in Snohomish County.”
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice for health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,209 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 750 locations throughout the country.
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