A-B produces canned water for disaster relief

Brewer Anheuser-Busch helped pack more than a million cans of emergency drinking water to aid residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy in America.

The cans were due to be sent out last week. More than 4,000 cases of canned water were already en route to Anheuser-Busch distributors Harrison Beverage in Pleasantville, New Jersey, and Ritchie & Page Distributing in Robbinsville, New Jersey. The drinking water was being made available to American Red Cross and other local disaster relief organisations. More than 10,000 cases were requested for Brooklyn, New York, and were due to be delivered to Floyd Bennett Field over the weekend.

“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,” says Peter Kraemer, vice president of supply for

Anheuser-Busch. “Our local distributors help identify those communities most in need, and work with relief organisations such as the American Red Cross to make sure the water gets where it’s needed.”

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation also announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist in on-the-ground support for disaster relief workers and victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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