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Walgreens Provides Relief Efforts to Help Communities in Puerto Rico with Earthquake Aftermath

January 15, 2020 GMT

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 15, 2020--

Walgreens is supporting relief efforts in Puerto Rico as many communities work to recover in the aftermath of earthquakes that impacted the region last week.

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15, Walgreens customers throughout Puerto Rico and South Florida can make donations at store checkout to the American Red Cross earthquake relief. The store donation program runs through Wednesday, Jan. 22.

“The health and wellbeing of the communities we serve is at the center of our purpose, and we’re proud to do our part to help those who have been impacted in many parts of the island,” said Nivia Santiago, regional vice president, Florida South/Puerto Rico Region, Walgreens. “We’re taking several measures to help support relief efforts, from accepting customer donations to the American Red Cross at store checkout to providing emergency supplies.”

Walgreens has also donated supplies such as over-the-counter medications, personal hygiene items, baby formula and sunscreen to emergency shelters in the region, in addition to donating water to the municipality of Peñuelas.

There are more than 100 Walgreens stores in Puerto Rico, and nearly all remain open to continue to serve the needs of the community. Walgreens has also deployed a mobile pharmacy in Yauco, Puerto Rico to ensure patients have access to their prescriptions while efforts continue to reopen the Walgreens store located at 643 Yauco Plaza II.

The store locator feature on Walgreens.com and the mobile app can help anyone find the nearest Walgreens and also to check the store status. Patients can also contact pharmacy staff 24/7 through Pharmacy Chat available on Walgreens.com and the mobile app, or call 1-800-WALGREENS.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health, beauty and retail destination supporting communities across the country, and was named to FORTUNE* magazine’s 2019 Companies that Change the World list. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day. As of August 31, 2019, Walgreens operates 9,277 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Walgreens also provides specialty pharmacy and mail services and offers in-store clinics and other health care services throughout the United States, most of which are operated by our health care strategic partners.

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