Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Thank CVS Health For Supporting Florida Disaster Fund

 

CVS Pharmacy launches customer donation campaign at locations nationwide

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2017
CONTACT: Erin VanSickle
evansickle@volunteerflorida.org

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida today thanked CVS Health for supporting the Florida Disaster Fund as part of an in-store customer donation campaign to help with rebuilding efforts underway in areas impacted by recent hurricanes.

As part of this initiative, the company pledged to match all customer donations with critical products and supplies, up to $10 million. The CVS Health Foundation also made a $50,000 donation to the Florida Disaster Fund.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said, “We are grateful for the support of CVS as the State of Florida continues the recovery process. CVS and its customers’ support of the Florida Disaster Fund will help us get families, businesses, and communities back on their feet as quickly as possible.”

“We’ve been impressed by the overwhelming expression of generosity among our colleagues and customers across the country who continue to seek ways to help the people impacted by Hurricane Irma,” said Helena B. Foulkes, Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, CVS Pharmacy. “We’ll continue to do our part to deliver the necessary resources and support that these communities need to begin the long recovery process.”

Through September 28, customers can donate $1, $3 or more at the register of any CVS Pharmacy location. Funds will directly support recovery and rebuilding efforts in impacted areas, including the Florida Disaster Fund. The total amount donated by customers will be matched by CVS Health with up to $10 million in product donations, including cleaning supplies, non-perishable food and personal care items.

Volunteer Florida CEO Vivian Myrtetus said, “We are grateful for the support of CVS Health as the State of Florida continues the recovery process. CVS and its customers’ support of the Florida Disaster Fund will help us get families, businesses, and communities back on their feet as quickly as possible.”

About CVS Health:

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at www.cvshealth.com.

About the Florida Disaster Fund:

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.

How to Donate:

Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and are tax deductible. Donations may be made by credit card on the secure website www.floridadisasterfund.org or by check to the below address. Checks should be made payable to the Volunteer Florida Foundation and should include “Florida Disaster Fund” in the memo line.

Volunteer Florida Foundation
Attention: Florida Disaster Fund
3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180
Tallahassee, FL  32311

For additional questions about the Florida Disaster Fund, please contact info@volunteerflorida.org or call (850) 414-7400.