On June 8, Anheuser-Busch, home to some of the most popular beer brands in the US, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, announced a huge emergency water initiative that we appreciate.
Teaming up with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) for the fourth consecutive year, the #1 brewer in the nation, is donating 1.5 million cans of emergency drinking water to nearly 450 volunteer fire departments across 46 states.
As wildfire season lengthens and increases in severity each year, clean drinking water is essential for firefighters’ hydration needs – yet many volunteer departments in the US struggle with limited budget and resources.
And with wildfire season only beginning to heat up this water couldn’t be more critical…
“Our emergency drinking water program is a tremendous source of pride for all of us at Anheuser-Busch as we are able to do our part to recognize and support the heroes who protect our communities from natural disasters,” said Colleen Lucas, Vice President of Community Impact at Anheuser-Busch. “By leveraging our production and distribution capabilities as a force of good, we are honored to lend a hand to America’s volunteer fire service.”
Since 2019, Anheuser-Busch and its national network of independent wholesalers have partnered with NVFC to provide these critical resources to America’s volunteer fire service.
To date, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 4.9 million cans of clean, safe drinking water to more than 960 fire departments in 49 states to support wildfire response needs in coordination with NVFC and the brewer’s wholesaler network.
The donations of emergency drinking water are sourced from Anheuser-Busch’s breweries in Cartersville, Georgia and Fort Collins, Colorado which periodically pause beer production to can emergency drinking water to support disaster relief effort.
Since the creation of its emergency drinking water program in 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 90 million cans of clean drinking water to US communities affected by natural disasters and other crises.
We can get snarky about the big beer conglomerates here at American Craft Beer. So it’s only fair that we applaud companies like Anheuser-Busch when they step up to help those who help all of us.
And here’s some more of what the world’s largest brewing company has been doing…
ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMMITS TO SUSTAINABLE RICE PRODUCTION
ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMMITS TO A ZERO EMISSION TRUCK FLEET BY 2025
ANHEUSER-BUSCH US BEERS NOW BREWED WITH 100% WIND AND SOLAR POWER