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Anheuser-Busch and Target Corp. have joined the growing number of companies supporting Hurricane Isaac relief efforts.
Anheuser-Busch has shipped 4,312 cases of emergency drinking water — or 103,488 cans — to affected areas to support Hurricane Isaac relief efforts. The emergency water has been made available to communities and relief organizations assisting impacted residents.
“Relief workers and people in the region are in need of emergency drinking water, and this is one way we helped alleviate the immediate needs in the affected communities,” said Peter Kraemer, vice president of supply for Anheuser-Busch.
Since 1988, the St. Louis-based brewer has donated more than 71 million cans of emergency drinking water following natural and other disasters. In addition to providing monetary support, Anheuser-Busch packages fresh drinking water and donates it to emergency relief organizations for distribution to those in need.
Also, Target Corp. pledged a $150,000 donation in cash and products to assist with Hurricane Isaac relief efforts. A $120,000 cash donation was given to the American Red Cross. An additional $20,000 in product donations and $10,000 in gift cards from the Minneapolis-based retailer will be given to other nonprofit organizations in affected areas for essentials such as water and food.
“Target is proud to be a resource for the community, and we’re committed to aiding those affected by Hurricane Isaac in this time of need,” said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO, Target. “Our team supports local recovery responses by volunteering and donating product and funds, in addition to making sure our stores closest to the disaster area are able to offer needed supplies.”
All Target stores in impacted areas are open, and Target has allocated additional products, such as non-perishable food, batteries and flashlights, to those locations to ensure residents have access to the supplies they need.