Stamford, Conn. (May 26, 2011) – Nestlé Waters North America is arranging for the immediate delivery of 800,000 bottles of water – through relief partners AmeriCares and Gleaning for the World – to health facilities and other relief centers following the devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, May 22.
Fifteen truckloads of Nestlé Waters Ozarka and Nestlé Pure Life bottled water brands are being distributed by Gleaning for the World throughout Joplin. An additional six truckloads are being delivered by AmeriCares to health facilities, Feeding America food banks in Kansas City and Carthage, Mo., and to the College Heights Christian Church, located in the heart of Joplin. Nestlé Waters’ Hawkins and Dallas, Texas, bottling facilities are providing these supplies.
Located 45 miles from Joplin, Nestlé Waters’ team in Rogers, Ark., is also organizing personal care kits for delivery through The American Red Cross.
The Joplin tornado is the latest in a series of humanitarian crises in the central and southern U.S. In late April, Nestlé Waters partnered with AmeriCares and Feeding America to deliver more than 265,000 bottles of water to food banks and shelters aiding tornado survivors in Alabama and Tennessee, and worked with The American Red Cross to provide relief to victims of recent flooding in Mississippi.
Those interested in aiding relief efforts can support the work of AmeriCares, Gleaning for the World and The American Red Cross.
About Nestlé Waters North America Inc.
With 35 years of experience with healthful hydration in the bottled water segment, Nestlé Waters produces six regional spring water brands in the U.S., three international brands, and Nestlé Pure Life, its nationally distributed purified bottled water. Sales for Nestlé Waters North America topped $4 billion in 2010. The company's dedication to quality, employee development, seeking to bring shared value to communities, and its commitments to environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has led Nestlé Waters to the number one bottled water position in the U.S.