The Rite Aid Foundation announced today a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help the victims, families and communities in northern California affected by the wildfires.

"The devastation caused by the wildfires is heart-breaking," said Tracy Henderson, director of The Rite Aid Foundation and charitable giving initiatives. "While we can't undo the damage done by the fires, The Rite Aid Foundation hopes that this donation enables the American Red Cross to address both the immediate needs of those affected like food, water and shelter, and long-term needs as communities start the process of rebuilding in the weeks and months to come."

"Thanks to the generosity of The Rite Aid Foundation, the Red Cross is able to provide food, shelter, emotional support and supplies to people affected by disasters like the California wildfires and countless other crises as they work to rebuild their lives," said Elizabeth Penniman, vice president, communications at the American Red Cross.

Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $32 million to non-profit organizations. Additionally, Rite Aid, through the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also raised more than $81 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country since 1994.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with fiscal 2017 annual revenues of $32.8 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company's website at

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