To Press Releases listAug 1, 2016
Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water Helps Support Firefighters and Communities Impacted by the Sand Canyon and Soberanes Fires
Arrowhead donates about 75,000 Bottles of Water for distribution to communities across the State of California
(Los Angeles and Stockton, CA) – As communities continue to be evacuated due to the devastating wildfires in California, ARROWHEAD® Brand Mountain Spring Water donated about 75,000 bottles water to the local chapters of the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
The Arrowhead brand has been providing mountain spring water to Californians for over 120 years. Today, as part of Nestlé Waters North America, the brand has over 1000 employees across the state and spring sources in California, Colorado and British Columbia. With such a large presence in the state, Arrowhead works closely to help support local relief efforts. Specifically, Arrowhead donated 37,440 bottles of water to the Sacramento chapter of the American Red Cross to distribute to those impacted by the Soberanes fire and 37,440 bottles of water to the Salvation Army to distribute to those impacted by the Sand Canyon fire.
The water will aid the organizations as they offer relief to residents and support firefighters and other first responders who have been battling the fire.
“As this fire displaces so many people from their homes, we are proud to help support our communities, neighbors and first responders, and to provide much-needed water to those directly affected by the horrible fires,” said Larry A. Lawrence, Natural Resource Manager for Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water in California.”
“Community partners like Arrowhead are there in times of need,” said Lilly Wyatt, Director of Communications and Marketing for the American Red Cross Gold Country Region. “The water they have donated to our region will help us to serve our local community as well as first responders when a disaster strikes.”
"We are in the midst of a difficult wildfire season and this generous donation will not only help to fill immediate needs as The Salvation Army responds to the Sand Canyon fire, it will also help in our response to future incidents,” stated John Berglund, Emergency Disaster Services Director, The Salvation Army USA Western Territory. “We are incredibly grateful for committed corporate partners like Arrowhead that make it possible to aid front-line responders and evacuees."
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About Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water
With roots in Southern California dating back to 1894, Arrowhead® Brand 100% Mountain Spring Water is sourced from mountain springs in California, Colorado and Canada and distributed from the Pacific through the Rockies. In California, where the brand has been trusted for more than a century, 80% of the mountain spring water sourced in the state is distributed in California. As a proud member of the communities in which the company operates, Arrowhead supports environmental and water stewardship throughout Southern California. In addition to its watershed cleanup work with Inland Empire Waterkeeper, the company has maintained a partnership with the Southern California Mountain Foundation for over two decades, helping the organization to undertake hundreds of restoration projects in the San Bernardino and Angeles National Forests. Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water is a product of Nestlé Waters North America, the third largest nonalcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S. To learn more, visit: www.arrowheadwater.com.
About Nestlé Waters North America
Nestlé Waters North America provides people with an unrivaled portfolio of bottled waters for healthy hydration. Brands such as Nestlé® Pure Life®, Poland Spring®, Perrier®, SanPellegrino®, have driven Nestlé Waters North America to be the third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S. Based in Stamford, Connecticut with about 7,500 employees nationwide, Nestlé Waters is committed to reducing its environmental footprint across operations. The company is also committed to creating shared value and being a good neighbor in the 140 communities where it operates in the U.S. As Nestlé celebrates its 150th anniversary, it continues to make strides to create a more sustainable future while adapting to shifting consumer preferences.
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 www.redcross.org or www.cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need for more than 135 years in the U.S. Approximately 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army are used. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org or follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.
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