Anheuser-Busch Delivers More Than 51,000 Cans Of Water To Assist Tornado
Relief Efforts In Oklahoma City
Company Also Donates $25,000 to Assist Red Cross
ST. LOUIS, May 21, 2013
ST. LOUIS, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156
cases of emergency drinking water — or 51,744 cans — for use by relief workers
and residents affected by the tornado in Oklahoma City and its surrounding
A truck loaded with emergency drinking water left Cartersville, Ga., and will
be arriving in the region this week. Anheuser-Busch is working with the
American Red Cross to get the water where it's most needed. Additionally, the
company has made a $25,000 donation to the Red Cross to assist in their relief
"Relief workers and people in the community are in need of fresh drinking
water as they work to recover from the tornado, and this is one way
Anheuser-Busch can help our friends and neighbors," said Peter Kraemer, vice
president of Supply for Anheuser-Busch.
Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 72 million cans of emergency
drinking water following natural and other disasters.
Helping communities cope with disasters has been an Anheuser-Busch tradition
since 1906 when Adolphus Busch made a donation to the American Red Cross for
victims of the San Francisco earthquake. Today, in addition to providing
monetary support, Anheuser-Busch packages emergency drinking water and works
with the American Red Cross and other emergency relief organizations for
distribution to those in need.
Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a
47.6 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: Tony Paraino, +1-314-577-3453
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