UPDATED SEPTEMBER 4, 2020
Anheuser-Busch is delivering five truckloads – more than 250,000 cans – of emergency drinking water to support local communities in Louisiana and Texas impacted by Hurricane Laura. The donation comes at the request of the American Red Cross following the major category 4 hurricane which made landfall last month.
As employee safety is the foremost and primary concern, Anheuser-Busch is working closely with their local teams – including at its Houston brewery – to ensure colleagues and partners in the region are safe.
Four truckloads of emergency drinking water were delivered last week to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partners, Southwest Beverage in in Alexandria, LA and Silver Eagle Distributing in Houston, TX who are working alongside the American Red Cross to distribute to those in need. This week, an additional 50,000 cans of emergency drinking water will be delivered to Schilling Distributing in Lafayette, LA to support the ongoing Red Cross relief efforts.
The clean, safe drinking water was produced at Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville, Georgia brewery which periodically pauses 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 – dating back to 1906. Since the inception of the emergency drinking water program in 1988, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler partners have provided more than 83 million cans of water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters and other crises nationwide.
This month, Anheuser-Busch has also provided more than 100,000 cans of water to support Red Cross wildfire relief efforts in California and more than 1 million cans to volunteer fire departments across the country through their partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council.
To learn more about the Anheuser-Busch emergency drinking water program, please visit: https://www.anheuser-busch.com/community/disaster-relief.html
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.