The Lewis Bear Company Delivering Anheuser-Busch Drinking Water for Hurricane Sally Relief
The Lewis Bear Company (LBC) is partnering with Anheuser-Busch, the American Red Cross, and Commissioner Lumon May to deliver thousands of cases of emergency drinking water to the parking lot of the Walmart Neighborhood Store on Navy Blvd. in Pensacola for distribution to the Forrest Creek and Lexington Terrace areas affected by Hurricane Sally.
“Though these circumstances are unfortunate, The Lewis Bear Company is proud to work with Anheuser-Busch, the American Red Cross, and Commissioner May to give back to the community that has been very good to us for many years by providing safe, clean drinking water to our neighbors during this crisis,” said David Bear, Vice President of The Lewis Bear Company.
Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding tradition of providing emergency drinking water and supplies for disaster relief efforts in partnership with the American Red Cross. Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has provided more than 79 million cans of emergency water to disaster-stricken areas. In 2017, the brewer provided nearly three million cans of emergency drinking water to communities in Texas, Florida, Georgia and California hit by natural disasters. This year to date, Anheuser-Busch has provided more than 300,000 cans of emergency drinking water to communities facing difficult times.
“This storm has devastated our communities. Hundreds of people have been displaced from their homes and hundreds of thousands have been without necessary utility services. The only way we recover is by pulling together as a community to help each other rebuild. Through the generosity of Anheuser-Busch, the makers of Budweiser, The Lewis Bear Company is proud to donate over 200,000 cans of disaster relief water to the affected communities in partnership with the Red Cross and Commissioner May. We will keep our communities and our neighbors in our prayers and we ask you do the same,” said LBC Vice President David Bear.
About The Lewis Bear Company
The Lewis Bear Company (LBC) is a fifth-generation family-owned beverage distributorship. Founded in 1876, it is the oldest privately held corporation in Florida and Anheuser-Busch’s oldest continuous distributor. The company is headquartered in Pensacola, Florida with a second distribution warehouse in Ebro, Florida. LBC handles more than 300 different brands and serves the Northwest Florida region from Perdido Key, Florida to Apalachicola, Florida. For more information, visit LewisBearCompany.com or follow LCB on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Founded more than 165 years ago, Anheuser-Busch is home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands and craft beers. Today, AB owns and operates 23 breweries, 20 distributorships and 22 agricultural and packaging facilities, and has more than 18,000 employees across the United States. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations, to industry-leading sustainability efforts, Anheuser-Busch is guided by an unwavering commitment to supporting the communities it calls home. For more information, visit Anheuser-Busch.com or follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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 follow them on Twitter at @RedCross.