CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Rite Aid Foundation announced today a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help the victims, families and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“While the true impact won’t be known for years to come, it’s clear that Hurricane Harvey will go on record as one of the most devastating storms in U.S. history, forever changing the lives of millions of people across Texas and other affected areas,” said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid CEO of stores, president of Rite Aid Corporation and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “As relief efforts continue and rebuilding begins, The Rite Aid Foundation hopes that this donation to the American Red Cross will help make a difference to those most affected by this devastating storm.”
While Rite Aid does not operate any pharmacies in Texas, RediClinic, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, operates 36 clinics inside H-E-B grocery stores in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. In the greater Houston area, 21 of RediClinic’s 22 locations have reopened and are operating on a modified schedule. RediClinic’s Kingwood location remains closed due to flooding. For the latest information, visit www.rediclinic.com/Harvey.
“Thanks to the generosity of donors such as The Rite Aid Foundation, the Red Cross is able to respond immediately to disasters like Hurricane Harvey with food, shelter and the necessary humanitarian supplies to ensure people are safe,” said Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. “We are so grateful for The Rite Aid Foundation’s ongoing support as we work together to provide hope and help to people in need.”
Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $32 million to non-profit organizations. Additionally, Rite Aid, through the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also raised more than $81 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country since 1994.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with more than 4,500 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2017 annual revenues of $32.8 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company's website at www.riteaid.com.