A local company has donated 12,000 cans of clean drinking water to area firefighters. Eagle Distributing Company, in partnership with Anheuser-Busch and the National Volunteer Fire Council, donated water to firefighters at Seymour Volunteer Fire Department, Roane County Rescue Squad, Huntsville Fire Department and Maynardville Fire Department in September and October.
The Anheuser-Busch emergency drinking water program delivers critical hydration to volunteer firefighters across the country. Every year, Anheuser-Busch pauses beer production to can emergency drinking water, to be ready to help during natural disasters and other crises.
“As the country faces more natural disasters, like wildfires, it’s important to have more programs in place to help our emergency responders,” said Adam Warrington, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Anheuser-Busch. “With the evolution of our emergency drinking water program, we’re able to offer tangible support and necessary resources to those who are protecting our communities when they need it most.”
As the primary distributor of Anheuser-Busch products in East Tennessee, Eagle Distributing Company is proud to support firefighters who risk their lives to protect the communities where they live and work.
“We believe our volunteer firefighters – including those in East Tennessee – are unsung heroes in our communities,” said Dustin Hammond, team leader at Eagle Distributing Company. “That’s why we’re doing our part to be there for those who are there for us when it’s needed most.”
Since the inception of the emergency drinking water program in 1988, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler partners have provided more than 86 million cans of water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters and other crises.