Anheuser-Busch Delivers 360,000 Canisters of Emergency Drinking Water to Support Florida Hurricane Relief Efforts

At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch is delivering seven truckloads – more than 360,000 canisters – of emergency drinking water to help local communities prepare for Hurricane Ian in Florida.

With employee safety being the primary concern, Anheuser-Busch is working closely with its local teams – including at its Jacksonville brewery – to ensure the safety of colleagues and partners in the region.

The emergency drinking water donation will be in partnership with Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner City Beverage to American Red Cross operations in Orlando so they can distribute the resources to those in need. need.

“The American Red Cross is grateful for Anheuser-Busch’s generous donation of drinking water as we prepare for Hurricane Ian,” said Elizabeth Penniman, vice president of communications for the American Red Cross . “We are very grateful to partners like Anheuser-Busch who allow us to be ready to respond in times of crisis.”

Clean, safe drinking water comes from the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Cartersville, Georgia, which, along with the Fort Collins brewery, periodically shuts down beer production throughout the year to provide clean drinking water. emergency and disaster relief communities in partnership with the American Red Traverser.

“As we all prepare for Hurricane Ian, our hearts go out to our entire community, especially our more than 1,100 AB colleagues who live in Florida,” said Craig Tomeo, Senior General Manager of Anheuser-Busch Jacksonville Brewery . “Our team in Jacksonville is proud of the support Anheuser-Bush is providing through this essential donation as we come together and prepare for the effects of the hurricane with our families, friends and neighbors.”

Anheuser-Busch has a long history of supporting disaster relief efforts in partnership with the American Red Cross, dating back to 1906. Since launching the Emergency Clean Water Program in 1988, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesale partners have provided more than 90 million containers of water to American communities affected by natural disasters and other crises.

Last year alone, Anheuser-Busch donated more than 4 million containers of emergency drinking water to communities and volunteer fire departments in 49 states to support ongoing relief efforts.


At Anheuser-Busch, our goal is to create a happier future. We are always looking to provide new ways to experience life’s moments, dream big to advance our industry, and make a meaningful impact in the world. We hope to build a future that everyone can celebrate and everyone can share. For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a tradition of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate more than 120 facilities, including breweries, wholesale distribution centers, agricultural facilities, and packaging plants, and have more than 19,000 colleagues across the United States. We’re home to many of the most beloved beer brands from America and beyond, including Michelob ULTRA, Cutwater Spirits, Stella Artois, Budweiser and Bud Light, as well as a number of regional brands that give beer drinkers a choice. of the tastiest craftsmanship. 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. For more information, visit. For more information, visit or follow Anheuser-Busch onLinkedIn,Twitter,Facebook and instagram.


The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to disaster victims; provides about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches life-saving skills; provides international humanitarian aid and supports service members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on the volunteers and generosity of the American public to accomplish its mission. For more information, please visit Where cruzrojaamericana.orgor visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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