To Press Releases listSep 9, 2010
Nestlé Waters Canada donates $4,500 worth of water to help Comox deal with boil-water advisory emergency
Bottled water will be distributed to homeless first by Salvation Army
HOPE, British Columbia – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated $4,500 worth of bottled water to Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) to help the municipality deal with a boil-water advisory emergency.
More than 28,224 bottles of water will be distributed to the homeless and other needy individuals in Comox and the surrounding community by the Salvation Army from the Living Hope Church, 2364B Rose Well Crescent, Courtney, British Columbia. The Salvation Army will work with the municipality to distribute whatever bottled water remains where it is most needed.
The Company also donated the cost of shipping the water to the CVRD from its distribution centre in Chilliwack, which was estimated to be $1,000.
Nestlé Waters Canada regularly donates bottled water to municipalities and other organizations in need during local, provincial and national emergencies. Over the last ten years, the Company has donated millions of bottles of water during floods in Manitoba and New Brunswick, forest fires in British Columbia and northern Ontario and boil-water advisories and other potable water challenges across Canada.
About Comox Valley Regional District
The CVRD was established in February 2008, following the restructure of the Comox Strathcona Regional District into two: Comox Valley Regional District and the Strathcona Regional District. The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley. The geography of the CVRD includes rural agricultural, vibrant urban, meandering coastline and dramatic mountains covering an area of just over 1,725 square kilometres (666 square miles) and serving a population of 58,824, according to the 2006 Census. Its borders extend from Cook Creek in the south to the Oyster River in the north, west to Strathcona Park, and east to take in Denman and Hornby Islands.
About Nestlé Waters Canada
Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Greenwich, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 450 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.
For further information, please visit our web site at www.nestle-waters.ca or contact:
John B. Challinor II APR
Director, Corporate Affairs
Nestle Waters Canada
Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441
Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370