Canned water delivered before Hurricane Henri hit
At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch is delivering more than 70,000 cans of emergency drinking water to support local communities in Connecticut and Rhode Island as they prepare for the expected impacts of Hurricane Henri.
The donation of emergency drinking water will be delivered to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partners, McLaughlin & Moran Inc in Cranston, RI, and Hartford Distributors Inc in Manchester, CT who will work alongside the American Red Cross to distribute the resources to those in need.
The clean, safe drinking water was produced at Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville, GA 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 86 million cans of water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters and other crises.
Last year alone, Anheuser-Busch donated more than three 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.
Most recently, Anheuser-Busch also delivered nearly 1.3 million cans of emergency drinking water to support local communities in Texas following the severe winter storm and more than 100,000 cans to support ongoing wildfire relief efforts on the West Coast.