October 03, 2022 – At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch is delivering twenty truckloads – more than one million cans – of emergency drinking water to support local communities in Florida recovering from Hurricane Ian.
As employee safety is the foremost and primary concern, Anheuser-Busch is working closely with its local teams – including at its Jacksonville brewery – to ensure colleagues and partners in the region are safe.
The donation of emergency drinking water will be done in partnership with Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partners to the American Red Cross operations throughout Florida, including City Beverage, Suncoast Beverage Company, and Daytona Beverages, so that they may distribute the resources to those in need.
"The American Red Cross is grateful for Anheuser-Busch’s generous donation of drinking water as we prepare in advance of Hurricane Ian,” said Elizabeth Penniman, Vice President of Communications for the American Red Cross . “We’re so thankful for partners like Anheuser-Busch that allow us to be ready to respond in times of crisis.”
The clean, safe drinking water is sourced from the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Cartersville, Georgia, which alongside the Fort Collins brewery periodically pauses beer production throughout the year to can emergency drinking water and help communities in times of disaster in partnership with the American Red Cross.
“As we recover from Hurricane Ian, our thoughts are with our entire community, especially our more than 1,100 A-B colleagues that call Florida home,” said Craig Tomeo, Senior General Manager of the Anheuser-Busch Jacksonville Brewery . “Our team in Jacksonville is proud of the support that Anheuser-Bush is providing through this critical donation as we come together and manage the effects of the Hurricane with our families, friends and neighbors.”
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 90 million cans of water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters and other crises.
Last year alone, Anheuser-Busch donated more than 4 million cans of emergency drinking water to communities and volunteer fire departments across 49 states in support of ongoing relief efforts.
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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.
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