Anheuser-Busch Sends More Than 100,000 Cans Of Water To Aid California Wildfire Relief

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Bakersfield, California (June 30, 2016) – Anheuser-Busch is partnering with the American Red Cross to deliver more than 100,000 cans of emergency drinking water to residents and relief workers battling a series of wildfires in the Lake Isabella area. The water is scheduled to arrive at local Anheuser-Busch wholesaler Advance Beverage Co early next week, and will be distributed with the Red Cross to those affected by and battling the Erskine fire.

“Anheuser-Busch is committed to supporting local communities,” said Luis Cayo, Senior General Manager of Anheuser-Busch’s Los Angeles brewery. “We see our local community hurting and we want to help our neighbors however we can. This is one way Anheuser-Busch can be a good steward of our resources.”

Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 74 million cans of emergency drinking water following natural and other disasters. Earlier this week, Anheuser-Busch sent more than 100,000 cans of emergency drinking water to assist flood relief efforts in West Virginia.

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.

ABOUT ANHEUSER-BUSCH

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. 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 19 local breweries, 21 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities across the United States. The company committed to investing more than $1.5 billion in its U.S. brewing, agriculture, packaging and distributing operations by 2018. 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.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Help people affected by disasters like wildfires and countless other crises at home and around the world by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.