Anheuser-Busch Sending More Than 70,000 Cans of Water to Assist Wildfire Relief Efforts in Texas
Water Arriving Later This Week in Austin and CypressHOUSTON (Sept. 7, 2011)
– There's a need for drinking water in areas of Texas affected by wildfires, and Anheuser-Busch is contributing to the relief effort. The brewer is providing 2,940 cases of drinking water — or 70,560 cans — for use by residents affected by wildfires that have resulted from a severe drought.
A truck loaded with water left the company's brewery in Cartersville, Ga., yesterday and is scheduled to arrive tomorrow at the local Budweiser wholesaler in Austin, Brown Distributing, 8711 Johnny Morris Road. A second shipment will be sent to Silver Eagle Distributors in Cypress, 8660 N. Eldridge Parkway, arriving later this week.
Both wholesalers will work with relief organizations to get the water where it's needed.
"Silver Eagle Distributors is proud to partner with Anheuser-Busch to help our neighbors affected by the wildfires," said John L. Nau, III, president and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors. "We have a long-standing commitment of giving back to the communities where we do business. Our thoughts are with those residents affected and with the men and women working on the relief effort."
In April Anheuser-Busch sent more than 100,000 cans of water to West Central Texas to areas affected by wildfires, and last week the company sent more than 400,000 cans to assist with some of the hardest hit areas of the East Coast affected by Hurricane Irene. So far this year Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 1.7 million cans of water for U.S. disaster relief. Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 70 million cans of 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 victims of the San Francisco earthquake. Today, in addition to providing monetary support, Anheuser-Busch packages fresh drinking water and donates it to emergency relief organizations for distribution to those in need.
Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 48.3 percent share of U.S. beer sales to retailers. The company brews the world's largest-selling beers, Budweiser and Bud Light. Anheuser-Busch also owns a 50 percent share in Grupo Modelo, Mexico's leading brewer. Anheuser-Busch is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and has been a leading aluminum recycler for more than 30 years. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer, and continues to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.About Silver Eagle Distributors
Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. is the nation's largest Anheuser-Busch distributor and one of the largest Grupo Modelo distributors in the country. Silver Eagle employs more than 1,200 employees that serve 16 counties in Texas through operations in Houston, San Antonio, Conroe, Cypress and Rosenberg. Silver Eagle also distributes a broad selection of import brands, microbrews and craft beers and several non-alcohol beverages and waters. For more information, visit www.wideworldofbud.com; www.silvereagle.com; or www.craftbrews.com.