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Walgreens Extending Support Services And Financial Assistance To Derecho Storm Hit Illinois & Iowa Communities

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Dow 30 component, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) to donate $10,000 to American Red Cross derecho assistance, providing relief efforts to tens of thousands of Iowans and Illinoisans impacted by derecho storm recently causing massive damage to life with heavy rains, flash floods, and strong hurricane winds.

The company is also accepting donations at point of sale from Aug. 22 to Aug. 26, at local Walgreens stores in Illinois and Iowa with 100 percent of proceeds helping the American Red Cross with the relief efforts. Walgreens has also conducted wellness checks on all team members in impacted areas, providing all assistance to those who are in need.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to everyone throughout communities that have been impacted by the storm. It is imperative that we do our part to help during such difficult times. Walgreens has a long history of being there for our communities in times of need. We are grateful to teams who have worked diligently to restore pharmacy services and operations in the region as quickly as possible. We will continue to help as communities recover and rebuild” stated Lynn Stover, Walgreens Regional Vice President, Midwest Region.

Those who are willing to donate toward the American Red Cross’ derecho relief can donate throughout Walgreens locations in Iowa and Western Illinois or can Text REDCROSS to 90999 with ‘derecho’ to donate $10 toward American Red Cross relief efforts. People can also donate online at www.redcross.org/donate.

All but one of the Walgreens stores affected by the storm have reopened and resumed normal operations for prescriptions and other essential needs. Updates on store status can be viewed at the store locator section of Walgreens.com and Walgreens mobile app.

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. To learn more about Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Walgreens Boots Alliance Page.

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(Read Original Story: Walgreens Contributes to American Red Cross Aid for Parts of Iowa and Illinois Hit by Derecho Storm; Quickly Reopens Stores for Prescriptions and Other Essential Needs in Business Wire)


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