ST. LOUIS, MO – Anheuser-Busch shipped more than 100,000 cans of clean, safe drinking water to South Bend, Indiana and Bardstown, Kentucky to assist with relief efforts in the wake of recent flooding.
United Beverage Company of South Bend and Smith Brothers Distributing Co. of Bardstown, Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partners, will work with their local American Red Cross chapters to distribute the cans to communities in need.
“We are happy to do our part and lend a hand to support the relief efforts,” said Bill Bradley, Anheuser-Busch’s Vice President for Community Affairs. “Leveraging our logistics and supply strengths is the best way we can help in these difficult situations.”
The emergency drinking water was sent from Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville brewery in Georgia, which periodically pauses beer production throughout the year to can the product. The water is staged locally, ready for distribution to help American communities in times of need.
In 2018, Anheuser-Busch will add its Fort Collins, Colorado brewery to its emergency water program in an effort to deliver water more quickly from coast to coast when disaster hits.
Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding tradition of providing water and supplies for emergency relief efforts.
Since the inception of the emergency drinking water program in 1988, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler partners have worked alongside the American Red Cross to provide more than 79 million cans of water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters nationwide.