In preparation for the hot, dry summer months, our Fort Worth and Waco branches, in partnership with Anheuser-Busch’s Emergency Drinking Water Initiative, delivered pallets of water to Edgecliff Village Volunteer Fire Department, Blue Mound Fire Department, and Lacy Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department.
The water is sourced from an Anheuser-Busch’s brewery which periodically pauses beer production to can drinking water and be ready to help communities in times of disaster.
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 1988, Anheuser-Busch and their wholesaler partners have provided nearly 83 million cans of water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters and other crises nationwide.
Through their partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the national association serving volunteer fire departments, Anheuser-Busch expanded their emergency drinking water program in 2019 to provide critical hydration to the volunteer firefighters who are protecting their communities when they need it most. To date, the program has donated over 1.6 million cans of water to volunteer fire departments across the county to help firefighters stay hydrated and healthy when responding to wildfires and large incidents.
Cheers, and thank you to our teammates for making the delivery!
More information can be found at www.nvfc.org/water.