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Anheuser-Busch Delivering More Than 50,000 Cans of Emergency Drinking Water to Support New York Flood Relief Efforts


At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch delivered one truckload – more than 50,000 cans – of emergency drinking water to Highland Falls and West Point, New York to support residents as they recover from severe flooding and damages caused by serve thunderstorms.  

As employee safety is the foremost and primary concern, Anheuser-Busch is working closely with its local teams – including at Baldwinsville brewery – to ensure colleagues and partners in the region are safe. 

The donated emergency drinking water was delivered to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner, Dana Distributors Inc. in Goshen, NY, who worked alongside the American Red Cross to distribute the water to individuals in need. 

“The Red Cross is grateful to Anheuser-Busch for the generous donation of drinking water, which is a critical contribution to our relief operation and so important for many families in the community who need clean water,” said Kevin Coffey, regional executive for the American Red Cross of Eastern New York. 

“Our thoughts are with our neighbors in Highland Falls, West Point, and the greater Hudson Valley who were impacted by the recent storms,” said Ashley White, Senior General Manager of the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Baldwinsville, New York. “Our team in Baldwinsville is proud that Anheuser-Busch is able to leverage our production, distribution, and partnership capabilities to provide this critical donation to those in need, and we hope it provides them some relief as they recover.” 

The water was sourced from the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Cartersville, Georgia, which alongside the Ft. Collins, Colorado brewery periodically pauses beer production throughout the year to can emergency drinking water and help communities in times of disaster in partnership with the American Red Cross. 

Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding tradition of providing support for disaster relief efforts in partnership with the American Red Cross, dating back to 1906. Since the inception of the emergency drinking water program in 1988, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler partners have provided more than 90 million cans of water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters and other crises. 

In 2022, Anheuser-Busch donated more than 3 million cans of emergency drinking water to communities and volunteer fire departments across 49 states in support of ongoing relief efforts. 


At Anheuser-Busch, our purpose is to create a future with more cheers. We are always looking to serve up new ways to meet life’s moments, dream big to move our industry forward, and make a meaningful impact in the world. We hope to build a future that everyone can celebrate, and everyone can share. For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate more than 120 facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities and packaging plants, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most loved beer and beyond beer brands, including Michelob ULTRA, Cutwater Spirits, Stella Artois, Budweiser and Bud Light as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. For more information, visit or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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