Rite Aid announced today that The Rite Aid Foundation has donated $15,000 to the Bluegrass chapter of the American Red Cross to help the victims, families and communities affected by the devastating tornadoes that swept across Kentucky on Friday. The Foundation will also provide additional supplies and items that will assist with the Red Cross’ disaster relief efforts for the area.
“We are extremely grateful for the immediate support of The Rite Aid Foundation,” said Winn Stephens, Director of Development at the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross. “Thanks to their generosity, The Red Cross will be able to provide much-needed help and hope to those who need it most.”
Rite Aid pharmacies across Kentucky are open and serving the prescription and merchandise needs of residents affected by the tornadoes. All Rite Aid pharmacies, except for the one located in West Liberty, one of the hardest hit areas, are open.
Rite Aid customers can visit any open Rite Aid for their prescriptions because the company’s satellite-linked computer network assures a complete customer prescription history at any Rite Aid store. Due to the state of emergency, all Rite Aid pharmacies can help those patients residing in the affected counties and who do not normally get their prescriptions at Rite Aid to obtain an emergency supply of their maintenance medication.
The Rite Aid Foundation, founded in July 2001 is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping people in the communities Rite Aid serves. Since its inception, the Rite Aid Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $13 million to approximately 820 organizations in 488 communities. For more information on The Rite Aid Foundation, visit www.riteaid.com.
Rite Aid is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with approximately 4,700 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia with fiscal 2011 annual revenues of $25.2 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through Rite Aid’s website at www.riteaid.com.