At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch is delivering two truckloads – more than 100,000 cans – of emergency drinking water to California to support local communities impacted by the devasting wildfires.
The donation of emergency drinking water will be delivered to the Anheuser-Busch wholesaler in Oakland, California who will work alongside the American Red Cross to distribute to those in need at their relief operations in Petaluma and Santa Rosa.
One truck each of clean, safe drinking water was transported from Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville, Georgia and Fort Collins, Colorado breweries which periodically pause beer production throughout the year to can emergency drinking water to help communities in times of disaster.
Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding tradition of providing support for disaster relief efforts in partnership with the American Red Cross. Since the inception of the emergency drinking water program in 1988, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler partners have provided more than 82 million cans of water to U.S. communities nationwide.
This year alone, Anheuser-Busch has provided more than 950,000 cans of emergency drinking water to communities in 11 states to support disaster relief efforts in partnership with the American Red Cross. The brewer has also donated over 1.6 million cans of clean, safe drinking water to volunteer fire departments across the country through their partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council, launched earlier this year.
For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 14 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. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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.