January 22, 2016
AB Providing Water
FLINT, MICHIGAN (January 22, 2016) — Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water — or 51,744 cans — for residents of Flint, Michigan in need of clean drinking water.
Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville, Georgia brewery will send a truck loaded with water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, which is supplying water to area residents in need. The water will arrive the first week of February at the Food Bank’s request.
“Anheuser-Busch is committed to supporting local communities,” said Bill Bradley, Vice President of Community Affairs, Anheuser-Busch. “This is one way we can help our friends and neighbors in a time of need.”
Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 74 million cans of emergency drinking water following natural and other disasters. Earlier this month, the company donated 188,000 cans of water for residents of Missouri and Oklahoma affected by flooding and winter storms.
Helping communities cope with disasters has been an Anheuser-Busch tradition since 1906 when Adolphus Busch made a donation to the Red Cross for victims of the San Francisco earthquake. Today, in addition to providing monetary support as a member of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, Anheuser-Busch packages emergency drinking water and works with the Red Cross and other emergency relief organizations for distribution to those in need.
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 46.4 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.