FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medco Foundation, a charitable organization established by Medco Health Solutions Inc., (NYSE: MHS), has donated $100,000 to the U.S. Red Cross to assist in the global humanitarian relief effort for victims of the devastating earthquake in Japan and the Pacific tsunami. Medco is also encouraging its employees to contribute financially to the relief effort.
"Japan is being battered by both natural and man-made disasters. The suffering is extensive and it's heartbreaking," said David B. Snow Jr., Medco chairman and CEO. "There is a time to look on in sympathy and there is a time to lend active support. The time for the latter is now and we hope that our assistance helps to advance a sustained recovery."
Medco is one of the nation's largest pharmacies and parent company of United BioSource Corporation, a global scientific and medical affairs organization that has employees based in Tokyo.
The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund will help meet the immediate needs of victims of the recent earthquake and Pacific tsunami by distributing relief items, clearing debris and by providing emotional support and medical transportation to the Japanese people as they begin to rebuild their lives. Others interested in helping may donate online at www.redcross.org, call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 mobile donation.
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