Anheuser-Busch and Adams Beverages Providing Emergency Drinking Water to Local North Carolina and Alabama Fire Departments in Support of Wildfire Relief Efforts
Anheuser-Busch and Adams Beverages are providing cans of emergency drinking water to Arapahoe Fire Rescue, Pink Hill Fire Department, and Spindale Fire Departments in North Carolina, along with Geneva Fire Department in Alabama, as they continue to protect our communities and prepare for upcoming wildfire relief efforts.
With volunteers comprising 67% of firefighters in the United States, they are local communities’ first line of defense in a range of emergencies. The pandemic underscored the importance of volunteer responders as they continued to be there for their communities, putting their own health at risk while often operating with limited resources and staffing. For these local heroes, clean drinking water remains essential to ensure they can be at their peak performance when protecting our communities.
The water was sourced from Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Cartersville, Georgia, which periodically pauses beer production to can clean and safe drinking water to be delivered to communities in times of need.
Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding tradition of providing emergency drinking water and supplies for disaster relief efforts in partnership with the American Red Cross – dating back to 1906. Since the inception of its emergency drinking water program in 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 86 million cans of clean drinking water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters and other crises.
Through its partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the national association representing America’s volunteer fire departments, Anheuser-Busch donates emergency drinking water each year to provide critical hydration to volunteer firefighters. Since its launch in 2019, the program has donated over 3.2 million cans of water to volunteer fire departments across the county to help firefighters stay hydrated and healthy when protecting the communities where we live and work.
More information can be found at www.nvfc.org/water.