Canned Water Donation Enables Red Cross to Prepare for and Respond to Disasters
Broomfield, CO [July 6, 2017] — Ball Corporation, and MillerCoors have committed to providing more than two million cans of water to the American Red Cross to help communities impacted by disasters over the next three years.
When disaster strikes it takes the efforts of many to respond to a community in crisis. As a way to help meet basic needs of those impacted, Ball and MillerCoors are joining forces to make canned water available, using cans produced by Ball, packaging donated by Graphic Packaging International, and water provided and distributed by MillerCoors. During this year’s hurricane and summer storm season, this water will be made available to requesting relief agencies, in coordination with the Red Cross, to ensure that clean water can be provided to people in need when disaster strikes.
Additionally, The Ball Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, financially supports the Red Cross in advance of major disasters as a Disaster Responder member. Funding ensures the Red Cross can respond immediately with comfort and care whenever and wherever disasters occur, help families during the recovery process, and ensure communities become better prepared for the next disaster.
MillerCoors also has a long history of providing financial support to Red Cross dating back prior to the launch of MillerCoors in 2008. Leveraging its employees’ time and talent to produce and distribute clean water is the next step to better provide help to communities in need.
“The Red Cross depends on the generosity of its donors to fulfill its mission,” said Harvey Johnson, senior vice president, Disaster Cycle Services. “Ball’s and MillerCoors’ donation of canned water will help ensure that the Red Cross is prepared to provide the necessary care to disaster survivors who are in critical need of support and supplies after a disaster strikes.”
”Ball is proud to partner with MillerCoors to provide relief to communities when they are most vulnerable,” says Chris Chavez, director of global corporate citizenship and corporate relations at Ball. “By working together with the Red Cross, our companies will be able to get clean drinking water to more people and make a difference in the lives of those affected by disasters.”
“At MillerCoors, one of the things we pride ourselves on is being a quality corporate citizen, and our partnership with Ball and Red Cross will allow us to do that on a higher level,” said Karina Diehl, director of community affairs. “Providing clean water to communities enduring a crisis will aid in recovery and hopefully give some sense of comfort to those in need.”
Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters across the country, including home fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and wildfires. Red Cross services are provided to people in need of assistance at no cost and regardless of income through the generosity of Red Cross donors.
Individuals can help people affected by disasters by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donations to Disaster Relief enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 18,450 people worldwide and 2016 net sales were $9.1 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
Through its diverse collection of storied breweries, MillerCoors brings American beer drinkers an unmatched selection of the highest quality beers, flavored malt beverages and ciders, steeped in centuries of brewing heritage. Miller Brewing Company and Coors Brewing Company brew national favorites such as Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Coors Light and Coors Banquet. MillerCoors also proudly offers beers such as Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy from sixth-generation Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, and Blue Moon Belgian White from modern craft pioneer Blue Moon Brewing Company, founded in 1995. Beyond beer, MillerCoors operates Crispin Cider Company, an artisanal maker of pear and apple ciders using fresh-pressed American juice, and offers pioneering brands such as the Redd’s franchise, Smith & Forge Hard Cider and Henry’s Hard Sodas. Tenth and Blake Beer Company, our craft and import division, is the home to craft brewers Hop Valley Brewing, Revolver Brewing, Saint Archer Brewing Company and the Terrapin Beer Company. Tenth and Blake also imports world-renowned beers such as Italy’s Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the Czech Republic’s Pilsner Urquell and the Netherlands’ Grolsch. MillerCoors, the U.S. business unit of the Molson Coors Brewing Company, has an uncompromising dedication to quality, a keen focus on innovation and a deep commitment to sustainability. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter at @MillerCoors.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
American Red Cross
Regional Director of Communications
Renee Robinson, APR
Director, Corporate Communications