Donation from Nestlé Waters North America in Cooperation with American Red Cross Available to Residents Beginning Today
Greenwich, CT (October 1, 2009) – Beginning today at several locations, Atlanta-area residents and organizations will have access to supplemental bottled water to help cope with the affects of recent severe flooding. More than 5,000 one-gallon bottles of Deer Park® Brand Natural Spring Water have been donated by Nestlé Waters North America. The water has been delivered to the American Red Cross’ Relief Operation Warehouse in Forest Park, GA for distribution to communities beginning Thursday, October 1.
Affected residents in need of potable water can contact the Metro Atlanta Red Cross chapter at 404-870-4440, or one of the three designated distribution locations listed below for availability. American Red Cross mobile response teams will also be distributing donated water to people in remote communities who are unable to travel to these locations.
Area distribution locations:
Powder Springs Police Department
4483 Pineview Drive
Powder Springs, GA
Austell Shopping Center
5875 Love St.
3522 Hiram-Acworth Highway
“Deer Park strives to be there in times of emergency,” said Alex McIntosh, Director of Corporate Citizenship. “In 2008, Nestlé Waters delivered more than 2.7 million bottles of water to citizens and relief workers affected by natural disasters and emergencies, and our 8,500 employees are proud to donate their time and bottled water products when communities are in need.”
“We are thankful for the support of Nestlé Waters North America,” said Lauri Rhinehart, Vice President of Development Operations for the American Red Cross. “Through their donation of water, the American Red Cross will be able to meet the needs of the community.”
Last Monday, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency in the 17 counties hardest hit by the severe weather. The torrential downpour caused ten deaths and more than $280 million in damage throughout Georgia.
About Nestlé Waters North America
Central to the leadership of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is its 33-year history and single-focus on producing bottled water products. The company’s dedication to product quality, manufacturing expertise, low-cost production, employee development and environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has helped Nestlé Waters become the number one bottled water company in the U.S. To reach success, the company follows its credo: Respect for each other, respect for the environment, and respect for the community. To learn more, visit www.nestle-watersna.com.