To Press Releases listJul 20, 2015
Agency distributing bottled water to those in need because of forest fires
TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH, Ontario – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated 14,112 bottles of water to the Canadian Red Cross, which will distribute them to residents in Saskatchewan who have been evacuated from their homes because of forest fires.
About 588 cases of Nestlé Pure Life Natural Spring Water were recently delivered to the Canadian Red Cross in Prince Albert and Saskatoon.
“Water is an essential need to have on hand for distribution during an emergency situation,” said Cindy Fuchs, Canadian Red Cross provincial director for Saskatchewan. “Canadian Red Cross appreciates this generous supply of water from Nestlé Waters Canada as it helps us to provide immediate relief to those in need during an urgent evacuation.”
Nestlé Waters has donated almost 1,000,000 bottles of water to Canadians in need across the country so far this year because of flooding, severe hydration challenges and/or temporary municipal infrastructure breakdown.
The Company regularly donates bottled water to municipalities and other organizations in need during local, provincial and national emergencies, largely through its relationship with the Canadian Red Cross.
Over the last decade, the Nestlé Waters has donated millions of bottles of water during floods in Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan, forest fires in British Columbia, northern Ontario and Saskatchewan and boil-water advisories and other potable water challenges across Canada.
About Nestlé Waters Canada
Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is affiliated with Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, 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 400 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
Nestlé Waters Canada
Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441
Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370