Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers And The Anheuser-Busch Foundation Donate $179,000
To The American Red Cross
25 East Coast Wholesalers and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation Commit Funds to
Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
ST. LOUIS, March 18, 2013
ST. LOUIS, March18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Anheuser-Busch Foundation and 25
Anheuser-Busch wholesalers recently donated a combined total of $179,000 to
the American Red Cross to help aid Northeast residents impacted by Hurricane
Sandy. After the storm hit the East Coast, select Anheuser-Busch wholesalers
committed to contribute 5 cents per case on package cases of Budweiser sold
from December 1-31, 2012. The Anheuser-Busch Foundation also agreed to match
wholesaler contributions, up to $100,000, which brought the total donation for
the initiative to $179,000.
"As wholesalers who live and work in the states most affected by Hurricane
Sandy, we've seen the devastation first hand," said Bob Tallett, Region Vice
President of Sales for Anheuser-Busch. "We hope our contribution will help our
neighbors as they continue on the path to recovery."
"Even though Hurricane Sandy made landfall months ago, there are still people
who need assistance," said Margarita Flores, Vice President of Community
Affairs at Anheuser-Busch. "By participating in this wholesaler-led campaign,
and donating funds to the American Red Cross with the Anheuser-Busch
Foundation, we are helping bring attention to the need for donations that
The following Anheuser-Busch wholesalers contributed to the donation, which
was based on a portion of each wholesaler's total sales of Budweiser package
cases sold in December 2012:
• Northern Eagle Beverage Company • Clare Rose (Melville, N.Y.)
• Anheuser-Busch of New Jersey, LLC • Clare Rose (East Yaphank, N.Y.)
(Jersey City, N.J.)
• Konrad Beer Distributor Inc. (Deptford, • Dutchess Beer Distributors, Inc.
N.J.) (Kingston, N.Y.)
• Harrison Beverage Company • Dana Distributors, Inc. (Goshen,
(Pleasantville, N.J.) N.Y.)
• Ritchie & Page Dist. Co., Inc. • D. Bertoline & Sons, Inc.
(Robbinsville, N.J.) (Peekskill, N.Y.)
• Hartford Distributors, Inc. (Manchester, • Guy Distributing Co., Inc.
Conn.) (Leonardtown, Md.)
• Levine Distributors Co., Inc. (Norwich, • Bob Hall, LLC (Upper Marlboro,
• Dichello Distributors, Inc. (Orange, • Kelly Distributors, LLC (Easton,
• Capital Eagle, Inc. (Washington, D.C.) • Eastern Shore Distributing LTD
• N-K-S Distributors, Inc. (New Castle, • Katcef Brothers, Inc. (Annapolis,
• N-K-S Distributors, Inc. (Milford, Del.) • The Winner Distributing Co.
• Union Beer Distributor, Inc. (Brooklyn, • Sentman Distributors, Inc.
N.Y.) (Elkton, Md.)
• A-B Distributors of NY, Inc. (Bronx,
The American Red Cross will utilize this donation to provide assistance to
residents in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
This cents-per-case wholesaler program is the fourth Anheuser-Busch initiative
carried out in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Soon after the storm made
landfall, Anheuser-Busch distributed more than 1 million cans of emergency
drinking water to the areas of impact. The Anheuser-Busch Foundation also made
a separate $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross for disaster relief
efforts in November. To support the American Red Cross' text-to-pledge
campaign in December, Anheuser-Busch donated billboard space in Times Square
to increase awareness and pledges.
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 emergency drinking water and donates it to relief organizations for
distribution to those in need.Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more
than 72 million cans of emergency drinking water following natural and other
About the Anheuser-Busch Foundation
For more than 100 years, Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation have
reached out to groups in need, contributing to community organizations across
the country and touching countless individual lives. Since 1997, the company
and its foundation have donated nearly $510 million to charitable
organizations, including those that support education, the environment,
economic development, disaster preparedness/relief and support of those who
serve our country. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.
Contact: Beth St. Lawrence, +1-314-765-2329,
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