Updated March 21, 2019
Anheuser-Busch is sending three truckloads – over 150,000 cans – of emergency drinking water to communities in Nebraska and Iowa affected by record-high levels of flooding due to the recent storm.
The donation follows two truckloads – more than 100,000 cans – of clean, safe drinking water which were delivered earlier this week to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner, Eagle Distributing in Fremont, NE and distributed to the local community in partnership with Quality Brands of Omaha.
In support of the ongoing relief efforts, the three additional truckloads will be delivered to Eagle Distributing (Fremont, NE), L&L Distributing Co. (Sioux City, IA), and Doll Distributing (Council Bluffs, IA) who will work alongside the American Red Cross and other local organizations to distribute the water locally to those in need.
This donation will be transported from Anheuser-Busch’s Fort Collins, Colorado brewery, which joined the emergency drinking water program last year, to enable the brewer to support communities in need from coast to coast more quickly. Along with the company’s Cartersville brewery in Georgia, the Colorado-based brewery periodically pauses beer production throughout the year to can drinking water to be ready to help communities in times of disaster.
For over 30 years, Anheuser-Busch has partnered with the American Red Cross to provide emergency drinking water for disaster relief efforts. Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler partners have provided more than 80 million cans of water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters nationwide.
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 23 breweries, 29 distributorships and 23 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.
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