Anheuser-Busch to deliver canned water to Texas flood victims

Anheuser-Busch will provide 4,800 cases of canned water to Southeast Texas residents in response to the recent flooding caused by the tropical storm Allison.

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 8, 2001 — Anheuser-Busch will provide 4,800 cases of canned water to Southeast Texas residents in response to the recent flooding caused by the tropical storm Allison.

One shipment of 2,400 cases is expected to arrive in Houston Monday at 7 a.m. at the Salvation Army at 2600 Aldine Westfield. The other shipment of 2,400 cases will arrive at the Dallas Salvation Army at 9216 Harry Hines Blvd. at approximately 7 a.m. Monday. The Salvation Army will then distribute the water to those in need on Monday or Tuesday.

The request for the water donation was made by the Salvation Army.

"This water will be distributed to those in need across 27 counties in Southeast Texas," said Jan Porter, volunteer coordinator, corporate relations for the Salvation Army. "It will be offered first to those who rely on well water for their drinking needs."

The water was canned at the Anheuser-Busch Cartersville brewery, and Metal Container Corporation in Rome, Ga., a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch Companies, supplied the cans.

"It's important for communities to pull together and lend a helping hand in times of need," said Mike Harding, vice president of operations for Anheuser-Busch. "Anheuser-Busch is proud to provide fresh water to the people of Texas in their time of need."

Helping communities cope with natural 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, the Anheuser-Busch breweries package fresh drinking water and donate it to emergency relief organizations for distribution to those in need. In the past five years, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 21 million cans of water to victims of natural disasters.

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