SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, McKesson Corporation and the McKesson Foundation announced an increase in hurricane relief commitments, bringing McKesson’s total cash and in-kind donations to more than $600,000.
In addition to previous donations announced after Harvey’s impact, the company is now directing $185,000 of product donations to Americares. McKesson employees’ contributions through the company’s donation matching program have continued to grow, now topping more than $125,000.
“Our hearts are with the people and communities dealing with the aftermath of these storms,” said John Hammergren, chairman and CEO, McKesson. “We have employees and customers in many of the areas impacted by the hurricanes and are proud of how our employees have responded to these disasters.”
In late August, the McKesson Foundation announced a commitment of $100,000 in financial support to nonprofit Direct Relief and $150,000 in-kind donation of medical supplies to World Vision for hurricane relief. Another $50,000 in support came through local corporate donations and McKesson’s employee relief fund.
McKesson has significant warehouse and distribution operations in the areas affected by Hurricane Irma, including Lakeland, Orlando and Jacksonville, FL, Rock Hill, SC, and Atlanta, GA. McKesson took proactive steps in anticipation of Hurricane Irma and its aftermath, including contacting customers and first responders to encourage ordering of additional inventory, preparing our facilities and operations for adverse conditions and stocking extra inventory of medications and supplies often in short supply following a storm event.
To learn more about McKesson's support for hurricane relief efforts, please click here.
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About The McKesson Foundation
Founded in 1943, the McKesson Foundation is dedicated to supporting our employees' community involvement efforts and cancer care. To maximize our impact, the Foundation invests in organizations that provide cancer support programs, providing care packages for cancer patients through McKesson Foundation’s Giving Comfort program, and growing and diversifying the international bone marrow registry through the McKesson Marrow Drive. Each year, the McKesson Foundation contributes more than $4.5 million to nonprofit organizations working to improve the health of our communities. Over the past three years, the Foundation has matched more than $3.4 million in employee donations to charitable organizations. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful — all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named the “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.