At National, we are proud to be part of the Anheuser-Busch family. Anheuser-Busch has been working with partners and wholesalers to assist in relief efforts when the community needs it most. Most currently, aiding firefighters battling the wild fires, the American Red Cross and flood disaster relief across the country.
As you know, Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding tradition of providing support for disaster relief efforts dating back more than 100 years. We show up when our communities need us most, and you all are always working right alongside us.
At the end of June, at the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch worked with wholesalers in Oklahoma and Guam to deliver three truckloads – more than 150,000 cans – of emergency drinking water to support local communities as they recovered from disasters. Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner, Anheuser-Busch Sales of Oklahoma in Tulsa, delivered one truckload of emergency drinking water to support recovery efforts in response to severe storms that knocked out power for thousands of people. Ambros Inc. in Tamuning, Guam delivered two truckloads to aid recovery efforts in response to Typhoon Mawar, which impacted the region with intense winds and flooding rain. Both wholesalers worked with the American Red Cross to distribute the resources to those in need.
In July, at the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch delivered two truckloads – more than 100,000 cans – of emergency drinking water to Washington and Orange Counties in Vermont to support residents as they recover from severe flooding and damages.
The donated emergency drinking water was delivered to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner, Farrell Distributing Corporation in Rutland, Vermont, who worked alongside the American Red Cross to distribute the water to individuals in need.
“The American Red Cross is deeply grateful to Anheuser-Busch and Farrell Distributing for their generous donation and delivery of drinking water to Washington and Orange Counties in Vermont, which experienced a state of emergency after these devastating floods,” said David Staszak, division fundraising vice president for the American Red Cross. “We appreciate your ongoing support of our disaster relief efforts and feel fortunate to count you as a partner.”
Since the inception of the emergency drinking water program in 1988, Anheuser-Busch has worked with you all to deliver more than 90 million cans of water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters and other crises. In 2022 alone, we delivered more than 3 million cans of emergency drinking water to communities and volunteer fire departments across 49 states in support of ongoing relief efforts. Right now, we know that many of you are engaged – or soon will be – in proactively delivering emergency drinking water to volunteer fire departments across the country through our partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). We want to take this moment to thank you once again for your partnership in not only responding when disaster strikes, but in helping us to prepare our communities ahead of time. We couldn’t show up in the way that we do without you.