Nestlé Waters Canada donates $54,500 worth of water to help Canadian Red Cross assist St. Albert residents

To Press Releases listFeb 14, 2013

Company delivers 302,400 bottles of water within hours of need

ST. ALBERT, Ontario – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated $54,500 worth of bottled water to the Canadian Red Cross to assist its efforts in support of residents in this Eastern Ontario community whose well water supply had been compromised by chemical contamination following a devastating cheese factory fire.

About 302,400 bottles of water were shipped by the Company to the Canadian Red Cross emergency centre in St. Albert, where they are being distributed to all affected residents. The value of the water and its related shipping costs totals approximately $54,500.

Nestlé Waters Canada regularly donates bottled water to municipalities and other organizations in need during local, provincial and national emergencies, largely through its national relationship with the Canadian Red Cross as official bottled water sponsor.

Over the last ten years, the Company has donated millions of bottles of water during floods in Manitoba, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan, forest fires in British Columbia and northern Ontario and boil-water advisories and other potable water challenges across Canada.

About The Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and over 185 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

For further information, please visit our web site at www.redcross.ca or contact:
Tanya Elliott
Media Relations
Canadian Red Cross
Telephone: (905) 890-1000, Ext. 202
Telephone: (905) 460-7966 (cell)
Email: tanya.elliott@redcross.ca

About Nestlé Waters Canada
Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of 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
Email: john.challinor@waters.nestle.com

Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370
Email: jalton@national.ca