Companies team up to provide nearly 10,000 cans of water to SW Wyoming firefighters
Anheuser-Busch and Western Wyoming Beverages, in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), are providing more than 9,400 cans of emergency drinking water to help several agencies in southwest Wyoming, including the Kemmerer Volunteer Fire Department.
Other beneficiaries include Sweetwater County Fire District #1 in Rock Springs, Sublette County Unified Fire in Daniel and Green River Fire Department in Green River. The goal is to help prepare for and respond in times of crisis and long incident at home. This effort is part of Anheuser-Busch’s commitment to deliver more than 2.5 million cans — more than ever before — to volunteer fire departments across the country in support of disaster preparedness and relief efforts this year.
Now in the fifth year of this initiative, the brewer and its wholesaler partners are expanding their reach to demonstrate their shared dedication to the communities they serve, as well as their deep appreciation for the first responders who are keeping their communities safe. More than two-thirds of America’s firefighters are volunteers, often serving on the frontlines in their local communities with limited resources and staffing.
These first responders rely on clean drinking water to stay hydrated in times of need; yet their departments often lack the budget necessary to supply. This emergency drinking water donation is an essential resource to help prepare our local heroes ahead of time, rather than wait for disaster to strike.
“We are proud to be a part of Anheuser-Busch’s emergency drinking water program to make sure our frontline volunteer firefighters have the resources they need when they need it! The donation of over 9,400 cans of emergency drinking water will help ensure our communities in Western Wyoming are prepared in case of fire or natural disaster.” Sean Valentine, CEO and president of Western Wyoming Beverages, said.
Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding history of providing support for disaster relief and preparedness, including through its flagship emergency drinking water program and partnership with the American Red Cross dating back to 1906. Since launching this collaboration with the NVFC and its wholesaler partners in 2019, the brewer has donated more than 6.4 million cans of clean, safe drinking water to more than 960 volunteer fire departments across 49 states.
This donation of emergency drinking water was sourced from Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado, which periodically pauses beer production to can clean, safe drinking water in support of disaster relief and preparedness efforts nationwide. More information can be found at www.nvfc.org/water.