East Texas Walgreens stores helping out

Published on Wednesday, 4 June 2014 12:39 - Written by Staff Reports

Eight Walgreens stores in Tyler, Athens, Kilgore, Henderson and Palestine will begin a summer donation drive on behalf of Meals On Wheels Ministry this week.

Customers are invited to drop their cash donations into bins located at the participating stores’ pharmacies and check-out counters throughout the month of June. This is the third year for Walgreens to conduct the drive, and this year store managers have set a goal of $3,000, an amount that would provide hot, home delivered meals to two seniors for an entire year.

“We believe that it is very important for Walgreens to help support people in need of help, and it’s a priority of ours to give back to the communities in which we work,” said Brett McAnally, store manager of Walgreens in Tyler at Broadway and Rieck Road. “We work with the senior population every day, and whatever we can do to make their lives more pleasant, we are more than happy to do.”

Customers can participate by making cash donations at any of the eight participating Walgreens stores during the month of June.

In Tyler, donations may be made at the Walgreens storesat Rieck Road and Broadway; Fith Street and Broadway; Texas Highway 64 and Loop 323; and at Troup Highway and Loop 323. The other four stores are in Athens at 1007 East Tyler Street; in Kilgore at 701 U.S. Highway 259 North; in Henderson at 2126 U.S. Highway 79 South; and in Palestine at 2201 Texas 256 Loop.

For more information on Meals On Wheels, visit www.mowmet.org .