March 20, 2023
Anheuser-Busch Delivering Additional 50,000 Cans of Emergency Drinking Water to Support Flood Relief Efforts in California
March 20, 2023 – At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch is delivering an additional truckload – more than 50,000 cans – of emergency drinking water to support local communities in California as they recover from widespread flooding caused by an atmospheric river event.
In January, immediately following a severe storm, the brewer mobilized a truckload of emergency drinking water to its wholesaler partners in Antioch, CA, who worked alongside the American Red Cross to distribute the resources to those in need.
The latest donation of emergency drinking water will be delivered to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner, Donaghy Sales LLC in Fresno, CA, bringing the brewer’s total contribution to California flood relief efforts this year to more than 100,000 cans of clean, safe drinking water.
The water is sourced from the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado, which alongside the Cartersville, Georgia 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.
“Our thoughts are with our entire community impacted by the latest storm and flooding,” said Travis Moore, General Manager of the Anheuser-Busch Fairfield Brewery. “As relief efforts continue across the state, our team in Fairfield is proud that Anheuser-Busch is able to leverage our production, distribution, and partnership capabilities to provide this critical donation to 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.
In 2022, Anheuser-Busch donated more than 3 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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