Anheuser-Busch Producing More Than One Million Cans of Emergency Drinking
Water for Areas Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Brewer's foundation also announces $100,000 donation to American Red Cross for
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Anheuser-Busch will begin packaging
44,000 cases of emergency drinking water – or 1,056,000 cans – this week for
residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy and other natural disasters. More than
4,000 cases of canned water are already en route to Anheuser-Busch
distributors Harrison Beverage in Pleasantville, N.J., and Ritchie & Page
Distributing in Robbinsville, N.J., and will be available to American Red
Cross and other local disaster relief organizations later today. More than
10,000 cases have been requested for Brooklyn, N.Y., and will be delivered to
Floyd Bennett Field over the weekend.
"Relief workers and people in the region are in need of safe, clean drinking
water, and Anheuser-Busch is in a unique position to produce and ship large
quantities of emergency drinking water," said Peter Kraemer, vice president of
Supply for Anheuser-Busch. "Our local distributors help identify those
communities most in need, and work with relief organizations such as the
American Red Cross to make sure the water gets where it's needed."
The Anheuser-Busch Foundation also announced a $100,000 donation to the
American Red Cross to assist in on-the-ground support for disaster relief
workers and victims of Hurricane Sandy.
"The devastation left by Hurricane Sandy is significant, and we hope our
donation will bring some relief to those impacted by the storm, especially
those hardest hit in New Jersey and New York," said Margarita Flores, vice
president of Community Affairs at Anheuser-Busch.
Anheuser-Busch is the founding sponsor of the American Red Cross Ready Rating
Program through a $2.1 million grant. Ready Rating is a program that helps
businesses, schools and organizations become prepared for disasters and other
emergencies. Anheuser-Busch continues to support Ready Rating by encouraging
businesses, schools and organizations to familiarize themselves with the Ready
Rating Program to help ensure the safety of their teams.
Helping communities cope with disasters has been an Anheuser-Busch tradition
since 1906 when the company made a donation to victims of the San Francisco
earthquake. Today, in addition to providing monetary support, Anheuser-Busch
packages fresh drinking water and donates it to emergency relief organizations
for distribution to those in need. Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated
more than 71 million cans of emergency drinking water following natural and
Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a
47.7 percent share of U.S. beer sales to retailers. The company brews
Budweiser and Bud Light, two of the world's largest-selling beers.
Anheuser-Busch is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and has been a leading
aluminum recycler for more than 30 years. The company is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer, and continues
to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo. For more information,
Contact: Anthony Paraino, Anheuser-Busch, Office: +1-314-577-3453, Cell:
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