HOUSTON, TX (April 20, 2016) – Anheuser-Busch is providing more than 50,000 cans of clean drinking water to victims of this week’s severe flooding in Houston. Communities throughout Harris and Waller Counties are in dire need of fresh water as they recover from widespread, surging floodwaters caused by significant rainfall across the Houston region.
On Friday, a truckload of emergency canned drinking water will arrive in Houston from Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Cartersville, GA. Local Anheuser-Busch wholesaler Silver Eagle Distributors will oversee delivery to the Greater Houston Chapter of the American Red Cross and the water will be distributed to those recovering from the flooding.
“We take a lot of pride in being a part of the Houston community,” said Peter Roberts, general manager of Anheuser-Busch’s Houston brewery. “When disaster strikes, it impacts all of us in the Houston area personally, and donating water is just one way Anheuser-Busch and our local wholesalers can make a difference in the communities in which we work and live.”
Anheuser-Busch has a long history of supporting communities during difficult times including recent canned water donations to those impacted by flooding in Mississippi, victims of tornadoes in Southeastern Louisiana and residents of Flint, MI combatting their own water crisis. Philanthropy continues to be a core pillar of Anheuser-Busch as their history of giving extends back to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch and its world-class brewmasters have carried on a legacy of brewing America’s most-popular beers. Starting with the finest ingredients sourced from Anheuser-Busch’s family of growers, every batch is crafted using the same exacting standards and time-honored traditions passed down through generations of proud Anheuser-Busch brewmasters and employees. Best known for its fine American-style lagers, Budweiser and Bud Light, the company’s beers lead numerous beer segments and combined hold 45.8% percent share of the U.S. beer market. Budweiser and Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita were named Brands of the Year for the Beer and the Spirits, Malt Beverages and Wine categories, respectively, by Ace Metrix® in 2014. Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev and operates 16 local breweries, 17 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities across the United States, representing a capital investment of more than $15.9 billion. Its flagship brewery remains in St. Louis, Mo., and is among the global company’s largest and most technologically capable breweries. Visitor and special beermaster tours are available at its St. Louis and five other Anheuser-Busch breweries. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.
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