Anheuser-Busch Delivers More Than 50,000 Cans Of Water To Assist Flood Relief
Efforts In Northwest Florida
ST. LOUIS, May 9, 2014
ST. LOUIS, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156 cases
of emergency drinking water — or 51,744 cans — for use by residents affected
by the recent flooding in the Florida panhandle.
A truck loaded with water left Cartersville, Georgia today and is scheduled to
arrive tomorrow morning (Saturday, May 10) at the Naval Air Station in
The water will be used to help affected residents in the region. The Lewis
Bear Company, the local Anheuser-Busch distributor, is working with the
American Red Cross of Northwest Florida to get the water where it's needed.
"Relief workers and people in the community are in need of drinking water as
they work to recover from the storms, and this is one way Anheuser-Busch can
help our friends and neighbors," said Peter Kraemer, vice president of Supply
and head brewmaster 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 as a member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving
Program, Anheuser-Busch packages emergency drinking water and works with the
American Red Cross and other emergency relief organizations for distribution
to those in need.
For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch and its world-class brewmasters have
carried on a legacy of brewing America's most-popular beers. Starting with the
finest, all-natural ingredients sourced from Anheuser-Busch's family of
growers, every batch is hand-crafted using the same exacting standards and
time-honored traditions passed down through generations of proud
Anheuser-Busch brewmasters and employees. Best known for its fine
American-style lagers, Budweiser and Bud Light, the company's beers lead
numerous beer segments and combined hold 47.2 percent share of the U.S. beer
market. Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev and operates 12
local breweries, 17 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging
facilities across the United States, representing a capital investment of more
than $15.5 billion. Its flagship brewery remains in St. Louis, Mo., and is
among the global company's largest and most technologically capable breweries.
Visitor and special beermaster tours are available at its St. Louis and four
other Anheuser-Busch breweries. For more information, visit
ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross provides shelter, food and emotional support to victims
of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Help people affected by disasters like the recent flooding by donating to the
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Your gift enables the Red Cross to
prepare for disasters and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other
assistance to victims of all disasters. Call1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767)
or 1-800-257-7575(Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be
sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross,
P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online
contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.
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