Anheuser-Busch delivers 150,000 cans of to support Louisiana residents
At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch delivered three truckloads – more than 150,000 cans – of emergency drinking water to support Louisiana residents after saltwater threatened supplies of safe drinking water in New Orleans and southeast Louisiana.
The donation of emergency drinking water was delivered to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner, Southern Eagle Sales and Service in Metairie, LA, who worked alongside the American Red Cross to distribute the water to residents in need.
“The American Red Cross is deeply grateful to Anheuser-Busch and Southern Eagle Sales and Service for their generous donation and delivery of drinking water,” said Lauren Ulrich, Executive Director of Operations Management and Logistics for the American Red Cross. “We appreciate Anheuser-Busch’s ongoing support of our mission and are fortunate to count them as a partner.”
The water was sourced from the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Cartersville, Georgia, which alongside the Fort Collins, Colorado 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.
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.