Anheuser-Busch has shipped 4,312 cases of emergency drinking water — or 103,488 cans — to affected areas to support Hurricane Isaac relief efforts.
The emergency water has been made available to communities and relief organizations assisting impacted residents.
“Relief workers and people in the region are in need of emergency drinking water, and this is one way we helped alleviate the immediate needs in the affected communities,” said Peter Kraemer, vice president of Supply for Anheuser-Busch.
Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 71 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 the company 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 47.7 percent share of U.S. beer sales to retailers. The company brews Budweiser and Bud Light, two of the world’s largest-selling beers. 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.