(Dr. Marla Fielder Regional Head of Pharmacy for Kroger Co.)
Kroger’s Mobile Pharmacy Trailer is on-site at the George R. Brown Convention Center to serve displaced Houston families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Hundreds of guests each day are having prescriptions filled. There are no restrictions re: the originating pharmacy–the team can fill prescriptions from any pharmacy, as well as prescriptions written by the on-site DMAT team (disaster medical assistance transport).
These essential services are the latest in Kroger’s efforts to support recovery, rescue, and relief in Houston. The Kroger Co. Foundation recently announced their commitment of $100,000 to the Houston Food Bank. This donation will supply operational support and meals to Houstonians.
The mobile Kroger Pharmacy is 50 feet long and spacious enough to accommodate 5 pharmacists simultaneously. Kroger’s compassionate pharmacists ensure families have access to essential prescriptions and health services. Over the last two days, they have already filled approximately 400 prescriptions for Houston residents in need. The pharmacy is stocked with over 200 different types of medicine to treat a wide range of medical conditions.
“This storm has ravaged our city, but I know the heart and resilience of Houstonians: we can and will overcome this,” said Marlene Stewart, Kroger’s president of the Houston division. “Kroger is working tirelessly to help support recovery, rescue and relief efforts. We will be here every step of the way.”
Across the country, customers can visit select Kroger Family of Stores to make a cash donation that will benefit the American Red Cross. Kroger is also inviting its 443,000 associates to join the cause as well as support fellow associates in the Houston area affected by the storm through Helping Hands, an internal fundraising effort.
Along with monetary giving, Kroger will continue to aid rescue organizations, shelters and first responders with food, water, and toiletries. For a list of open store locations in Greater Houston, as of today, call 1-800-KROGERS or visit TheKrogerCo.com.
PLEASE NOTE: At this time, 108 of the 110 Houston-area Kroger Stores are open. They will close at 9 pm or earlier to comply with local municipality curfews where such exist. All unaffected outlying stores will close at their normal time or earlier to comply with local municipality curfews.
Kroger operates 110 stores, 104 pharmacies and 82 fuel centers in Greater Houston, Southeast Texas, Bryan-College Station and Southwest Louisiana and is part of one of the world’s largest grocery retailers serving customers in 35 states and the District of Columbia with 2,778 stores. For more than 125 years, Kroger has emphasized a customer-first approach to providing quality products, value pricing, outstanding service and an exceptional shopping experience. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations, including schools. For more information about Kroger, download the free Kroger mobile app or connect on kroger.com, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Source: Medley, Inc.