At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch is delivering more than seven truckloads – nearly 400,000 cans of emergency drinking water to local communities in Mississippi and Lousiana in support of recovery efforts following Hurricane Ida.
Last week, two truckloads of emergency drinking water were mobilized to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partners, Mitchell Beverage Gulf Coast (Gulfport, MS) and Southern Beverage Company Inc (Richland, MS) to support Red Cross relief efforts as they prepared for the expected impact of the storm.
More than five additional truckloads of emergency drinking water are being delivered to wholesaler partners, Buquet Distribution Co Inc (Houma, LA), Mockler Beverage Company Inc (Baton Rouge, LA), and Schilling Distributing Co (Lafayette, LA) 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-Buschs Cartersville, GA and Fort Collins, CO breweries which periodically pause 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 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.
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, more than 100,000 cans to support ongoing wildfire relief efforts on the West Coast, and 70,000 cans to support preparedness efforts ahead of Hurricane Henri.
For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate more than 120 facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities and packaging plants, and have more than 19,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of Americas most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nations blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.