AstraZeneca donates $250,000 to American Red Cross

AstraZeneca, a proud partner of the American Red Cross, has contributed $250,000 to the organization’s 2012 disaster relief efforts, including helping those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

The contribution is split between the national Red Cross and the Delmarva region Red Cross. The money goes toward the Red Cross’ Disaster Responder Program, which mobilizes volunteers and resources to provide food, clothing and shelter to people in need.

In response to Hurricane Sandy, the Red Cross has provided more than 23,000 overnight shelter stays since Saturday and deployed 2,300 workers to support relief efforts.

In addition to our corporate donation, we work with the Red Cross to enable our employees to provide personal donations through the Red Cross/AstraZeneca Employee Giving program – which is a secured online site for AZ employees that enables them to make donations in support of Red Cross relief and recovery efforts.

To learn more about the American Red Cross, visit www.redcross.org. To learn more about how we work with partners to ensure those impacted by natural disasters get the medicines they need, please click here.