Anheuser-Busch provides canned drinking water for flood victims
At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch is providing more than 50,000 cans of emergency drinking water to the victims of this week’s severe flooding in Hazard, Kentucky.
Communities throughout central and east Kentucky are in dire need of fresh water as they recover from widespread, surging floodwaters caused by significant rainfall across the region.
“The American Red Cross is grateful for Anheuser-Busch’s generous donation of drinking water for those impacted by the flooding in Kentucky,” said Debbie Ranier, executive director of the American Red Cross in Eastern Kentucky.
“We are thankful for Anheuser-Busch’s ability to quickly provide life sustaining water for disaster impacted communities.”
The donation of emergency drinking water will be delivered to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner, Perry Distributors, who will work alongside the American Red Cross to distribute the resources to those recovering from the flooding.
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.
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.