McKesson Commits $100,000 to the American Red Cross to Support California Wildfire Victims

October 13, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, October 13, 2017 — To help those affected by the wildfire raging through California, McKesson Corporation today announced a commitment to donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross as the organization supports wildfire relief efforts.

"It is heartbreaking to see the devastation caused by these fires," said McKesson CEO John Hammergren. "The wildfires are in the backyard of our company's headquarters and impacting thousands, including our customers and employees."

Other ways that McKesson is supporting wildfire relief efforts include:

  • Donated general support supplies to the Yountville Veterans Home, a state-run facility serving aged and disabled Veterans.
  • Donated more than 800 face masks to Sonoma County Sheriff's Department to help protect first responders from unhealthy air conditions.
  • McKesson is also matching donations made by its employees through the company's donation matching program, with no maximum on the donation amount that will be matched.


About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful — all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named the "Most Admired Company" in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a "Best Place to Work" by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit

About The McKesson Foundation

Founded in 1943, the McKesson Foundation is dedicated to supporting our employees' community involvement efforts and cancer care. To maximize our impact, the Foundation invests in organizations that provide cancer support programs, providing care packages for cancer patients through McKesson Foundation's Giving Comfort program, and growing and diversifying the international bone marrow registry through the McKesson

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