SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (PRWEB) October 20, 2017
Partners Pharmacy, one of the largest long-term care pharmacy companies in the U.S., gathered $250,000-worth of medical supplies to send to Puerto Rico shortly after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
A Partners Pharmacy team led by Frank Wang, VP of Operations, worked quickly with vendors to secure critical supplies including syringes and diabetic insulin, and overnighted the shipment to Florida where sister companies, CareOne and InnovaCare, had a charter flight filled with generators, water and food bound for Puerto Rico.
In addition to the supply shipment, Partners Pharmacy has joined CareOne in raising relief money for Puerto Rico, with a donation of $25,000 to CareOne’s Starry Night Masquerade benefit, that took place on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. at Skylight Clarkson North, 570 Washington Street in New York City. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Gwendolyn And Joseph Straus Charitable Fund, Inc., where they will be used to assist in the island’s most critical disaster relief efforts.
In addition to the company donation, Partners Pharmacy enacted a PTO (paid time off) donation program for its employees. If they wish to, employees can donate PTO time, the monetary equivalent of which will be added to the company’s contribution to CareOne’s foundation.
“With millions of people in Puerto Rico still living without power, shelter and safe drinking water nearly a month after Hurricane Maria hit, it’s important for private companies like CareOne and Partners Pharmacy to put our strengths into action,” says Daniel E. Straus, CEO of CareOne. “Beyond financial contributions, Partners Pharmacy used their resources to provide vital medical assistance to those most in need.”
CareOne management has established the Gwen And Joseph Straus Foundation to supply financial assistance to individuals and families impacted by unforeseen circumstances. The Foundation will also provide funds to research organizations.
The Gwendolyn And Joseph Straus Charitable Fund is an organization that focuses on improving the quality of life through charitable financial assistance to individuals, families and community organizations who are significantly impacted by catastrophic events.
For more information on how to donate to CareOne’s relief effort in Puerto Rico, call CareOne at 1-877-99-CARE1 (22731).
About Partners Pharmacy - Partners Pharmacy is one of the largest long-term care pharmacy provider in the U.S. Each regional Partners location provides the same unmatched personalized service through the combined resources of local teams and expanding national resources. Partners collaborates with the communities it serves to improve outcomes, reduce costs and increase operational efficiencies that permit more time for direct patient care. For more information, visit http://www.partnerspharmacy.com/.