At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch is sending six truckloads – more than 300,000 cans – of emergency drinking water to communities in California affected by the recent wildfires.
Two truckloads were delivered to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partners Markstein Beverage Co. in Sacramento on Monday night. Four additional truckloads will be delivered on Tuesday afternoon to Pacific Beverage Co. (Oxnard, CA) and Anheuser-Busch Sales of LA (Sylmar, CA) who will work with their local chapters of the American Red Cross to distribute the emergency drinking water to those affected by the wildfires.
As always, employee well-being is the primary concern. Anheuser-Busch is working closely with its teams across the state to ensure the safety of employees and continues to closely monitor the situation.
This donation will be transported from Anheuser-Busch’s Fort Collins, Colorado brewery, which joined the emergency water program in September, to enable the brewer to support communities in need from coast to coast more quickly.
For over 30 years, Anheuser-Busch has partnered with the American Red Cross to provide emergency drinking water for disaster relief efforts. Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler partners have provided more than 80 million cans of water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters nationwide.
For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has been woven into the cultural fabric of the United States, carrying on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 29 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s 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.
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 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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.