Company Increases Support of Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts in Texas

Up to $10M in Requested Medicines Plus $250K Donation to Relief Partners

August 30, 2017

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ristol-Myers Squibb and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation have increased support of emergency relief efforts in southeastern Texas following Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. in over a decade. 

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into Houston Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Bristol-Myers Squibb is donating medicines with a wholesale value of $10 million to a network of the company’s of global relief partners to support their efforts in Texas.  The first shipment of medicines is being sent today.

In addition, the Foundation is donating an additional $200,000, for a total of $250,000, to Americares, Direct Relief International and American Red Cross to provide desperately needed medical care and supplies for those in needs. The Foundation is also matching US and Puerto Rico employee donations to all eligible organizations working on the relief efforts.

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s increased support will provide access to basic supplies and support relief partners in their work, as well as get medicines in the hands of patients who need them.

"As the devastation of Hurricane Harvey continues to unfold, we are increasing our support to meet the significant needs of the communities impacted,” says John Damonti, president, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. “Bristol-Myers Squibb’s increased support will provide access to basic supplies and support relief partners in their work, as well as get medicines in the hands of patients who need them." 

Bristol-Myers Squibb and its disaster relief partners will continue to diligently monitor the situation to provide support as needed.