McKesson donates $150k worth of medical supplies to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

McKesson Corp. and the McKesson Foundation donated more than $300,000 to support hurricane relief efforts in Texas.

The company donated $100,000 to Direct Relief, a Goleta, Calif. –based nonprofit that provides medical assistance services to those affected by natural and manmade disasters. McKesson also gave $150,000 worth of medical supplies to the Monrovia, Calif.-based humanitarian organization World Vision and is matching donations from employees via the company's donation matching program.

McKesson has two warehouses in the Houston area. In anticipation of Hurricane Harvey, the company stationed extra employees at nearby facilities to handle customer orders amid expected operational challenges at the two Houston-area warehouses. The company also gave Red Cross access to its warehouse in Corpus Christi, Texas, to use as a staging location for local relief efforts.

"The current devastation in Houston is heartbreaking and it is clear that it will take a significant amount of leadership, compassion and teamwork to rebuild," said John Hammergren, McKesson's chairman and CEO. "With millions of individuals impacted by the storm and tens of thousands of residents still without shelter, it is our hope that McKesson's donations will help on-the-ground organizations and first-responders as they care for those in need."

As of September 15, McKesson has increased its commitment to $600,000 in cash and in-kind donations to support Hurricane Harvey relief.

Editor's note: This article was updated Sept. 15.

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