Half-Million Bottles of Water Donated to Hurricane Sandy Victims
AmeriCares and the American Red Cross are distributing bottled water to residents affected by storm
Nestle Waters North America has donated more than half a million bottles of water to its emergency relief partners, AmeriCares and the American Red Cross, serving communities affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Vermont. Additional donations are expected in the coming days.
Nestle Waters teams are currently working at full production to meet the needs of relief organizations, retailers and communities. In preparation for the storm, Nestle Waters ramped up production at six bottling facilities in Maine, Pennsylvania and northern Florida. These facilities help ensure that high-quality bottled water is available as a vital backup when municipal water supplies are affected.
So far, 12 truckloads of Nestle Pure Life purified water and Deer Park spring water have been delivered to Red Cross warehouses in Middletown and Somerset, N.J., for immediate distribution to Jersey Shore towns most in need of clean drinking water. Through AmeriCares, Pure Life purified water and Deer Park spring water have been distributed to the Salvation Army for Nassau County, the Food Bank for New York City, and Vermont Food Banks to help residents affected by the storm.