Anheuser-Busch deliver extra canned emergency water
At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch is delivering an additional four truckloads – more than 200,000 cans – of emergency drinking water to local communities in Louisiana in support of recovery efforts following Hurricane Ida.
Over the last two weeks, the brewer has already mobilised more than seven truckloads – 400,000 cans – of emergency drinking water to their wholesaler partners in Mississippi and Louisiana who have worked alongside the American Red Cross to distribute the resources to those in need.
This week’s donations to support the continued recovery efforts will be delivered to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partners, Champagne Beverage Co Inc (Madisonville, LA), Mockler Beverage Company Inc (Baton Rouge, LA), and Schilling Distributing Co (Lafayette, LA) – bringing the brewer’s total donation to Hurricane Ida relief efforts to more than 600,000 cans of clean, safe drinking water.
The clean, safe drinking water was produced at Anheuser-Busch’s Fort Collins, Colorado brewery which paused beer production this week to can emergency drinking water to support this donation as well as prepare for future response efforts.
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.