Anheuser-Busch delivers emergency drinking water
At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch is delivering four truckloads – more than 200,000 cans – of emergency drinking water to support local communities impacted by the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi.
The donation of emergency drinking water will be delivered to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner, Southern Beverage of Richland, MS who will work alongside the American Red Cross to distribute the resources to those in need.
“The American Red Cross is grateful for Anheuser-Busch’s generous donation of drinking water for those impacted by the water crisis in Mississippi,” said Mark Beddingfield, Regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Alabama and Mississippi.
“We are thankful for Anheuser-Busch’s ability to quickly provide life sustaining water for disaster impacted communities.”
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.