Rite Aid Foundation Donations Supporting Disaster Relief Efforts
The Rite Aid Foundation recently made donations to the American Red Cross in support of those affected by natural disasters in Japan and the southeast United States. In March, the foundation made a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross – Japan Earthquake fund to help the victims, families and communities affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
In May, the foundation donated $50,000 to help those affected by the tornado devastation in Alabama and Tennessee. The donation was directed to the American Red Cross chapters in Tuscaloosa and Huntsville, Ala. and Chattanooga, Tenn.
To further assist those in need, The Rite Aid Foundation donated $50,000 of supplies including water and snacks, batteries, flashlights, first aid products, diapers, baby formula and cleaning supplies.
“Our hearts go out to the victims, families and communities affected by these devastating tragedies,” said Mary Sammons, President of The Rite Aid Foundation.
Since its inception, The Rite Aid Foundation has donated nearly $12 million to more than 925 non-profit organizations in over 545 communities across the nation. In 2010 alone, the Foundation granted nearly $2 million to programs focusing on improving the health of at-risk individuals in communities that Rite Aid serves.