Updated February 25, 2021
At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch is delivering 25 truckloads – nearly 1.3 million cans – of emergency drinking water to support local communities in Texas facing water shortages as a result of last week’s severe winter storm and freezing conditions.
As employee safety is the foremost and primary concern, Anheuser-Busch is working closely with its local teams – including at its Houston brewery – to ensure colleagues and partners in the region are safe.
Fifteen truckloads of emergency drinking were delivered last week to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partners, Ben E. Keith Company (Llano, TX and Dallas, TX), Brown Distributing Company (Austin, TX), L&F Distributors (Corpus Christi, TX), R&K Distributors (Nacogdoches, TX), Silver Eagle Beverages (San Antonio, TX), and Silver Eagle Distributors (Houston, TX) who have been working alongside the American Red Cross and other community organizations to distribute the resources to those in need.
This week, an additional 10 truckloads - more than 500,000 cans - of emergency drinking water will be delivered to Brown Distributing (Austin, TX), L&F Distributors (Harlingen, TX), Silver Eagle Beverages (San Antonio, TX), Silver Eagle Distributors (Houston, TX), Standard Sales Co LP (Wichita Falls, TX) and Stevenson Beer Distributing (Trinity, TX).
The clean, safe drinking water was produced at Anheuser-Busch’s Fort Collins, CO and Cartersville, GA 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, 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 86 million cans of water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters and other crises.
Last year alone, Anheuser-Busch donated more than 3 million cans to communities and volunteer fire departments across 43 states in support of ongoing relief efforts including wildfire and hurricane recovery on the West and Gulf coasts.
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 more than 100 facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities and packaging plants, 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.