To Press Releases listJul 21, 2011
Nestlé Waters Canada donates $10,090 worth of water to help County of Wellington support Sandy Lake
Bottled water will be distributed to evacuated residents staying in Arthur
ARTHUR, Ontario – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated $10,090 worth of bottled water to the County of Wellington to assist it in supporting 204 residents of Sandy Lake who were forced to evacuate their Northern Ontario community because of life-threatening forest fires.
About 52,032 bottles of water are being delivered to the Arthur Community Centre, where Sandy Lake residents are living until their community is no longer in danger.
“I want to thank Nestlé Waters Canada for this generous donation in our communities’ time of need,” said Raymond Tout, Mayor, Wellington North. “We made the call and they immediately responded. About 4,368 cases of water were delivered to the community centre within two hours.”
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 County of Wellington
Established in 1840, the County of Wellington is made up of two towns and five townships, including the towns of Erin and Minto and the townships of Centre Wellington, Guelph/Eramosa, Mapleton, Puslinch and Wellington North. The geography of the County includes rural agricultural and vibrant suburban covering an area of just over 2,569 square kilometres (992.3 square miles) and serving a population of 85,482, according to the 2006 Census. It is located in Southwestern Ontario.
For further information, please visit our web site at www.wellington.ca or contact:
County Communications Officer
County of Wellington
Telephone: (519) 546-7578
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
Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370