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updated: 9/14/2017 10:27 AM

Walgreens donates water, food items to emergency relief efforts

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DEERFIELD -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Walgreens has committed to a $200,000 donation to American Red Cross Hurricane Irma relief efforts and also is donating supplies of water and food to relief efforts in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Walgreens customers also can donate to Red Cross hurricane relief efforts at approximately 8,000 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Customers can make donations at store checkout.

"As recovery efforts move forward, our focus is on supporting our customers and employees who live in the many communities we serve that were impacted by the storm," said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations. "The generosity of people throughout the country who participate in our fundraising for relief efforts will be appreciated more than they know by the people in need."

More than 700 out of approximately 830 Walgreens stores in Florida have reopened, and all of Walgreens South Carolina drugstores that were temporarily closed are now open. Walgreens also has restored operations in nearly all of its Georgia and Puerto Rico locations that had closed due to the storm. Local Walgreens field leadership and store teams continue to work to reopen other locations as soon as possible.

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