CARTERSVILLE — Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water — or 51,744 cans — for use by Oklahoma City residents affected by last week’s tornadoes and severe storms.
A truck loaded with water arrived last week in Oklahoma City. Anheuser-Busch Sales of Oklahoma, the local Anheuser-Busch distributor, is working with the American Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma to get the water where it’s needed this week.
“Relief workers and people in the region are in need of safe, clean drinking water, and Anheuser-Busch is in a unique position to produce and ship large quantities of emergency drinking water,” said Peter Kraemer, vice president of Supply for Anheuser-Busch. “Our local distributors help identify those communities most in need, and work with relief organizations such as the American Red Cross to make sure the water gets where it’s needed.”
Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 73 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.