ST. LOUIS, MO – August 03, 2018 – Anheuser-Busch is delivering over 100,000 cans of clean, safe emergency drinking water to Ukiah, CA, and Redding, CA, at the request of the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts for the ongoing, devastating wildfires.
Anheuser-Busch’s wholesaler partners, Eagle Distributing Co. in Ukiah and Foothill Distributing Co. in Redding, will work with their local American Red Cross chapters to distribute the cans to communities in need. The shipments are expected to arrive on Sunday, August 5.
“We are fortunate to be in a position to provide this emergency drinking water to support our friends and neighbors in Northern California during this very difficult time,” said Bill Bradley, Anheuser-Busch’s Vice President for Community Affairs. “Providing clean, safe drinking water is the best way we can help during natural disasters, working together with our wholesaler and American Red Cross partners.”
The water was sent from Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Cartersville, GA, which periodically pauses beer production throughout the year to produce emergency canned drinking water so they can quickly assist communities across the country in times of crisis.
Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding tradition of providing water and supplies for emergency relief efforts in partnership with the American Red Cross. Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has provided more than 79 million cans of emergency water for disaster-stricken areas. In 2017, the brewer provided almost three million cans of emergency drinking water to communities impacted by natural disasters, including in Texas, Florida, Georgia and California.
For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has been woven into the cultural fabric of the United States, carrying on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 22 breweries, 20 distributorships and 22 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry.
From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.