To Press Releases listMar 20, 2014
Canadian Red Cross distributes bottled water to those in need
LETHBRIDGE, Alberta – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated $9,051.84 worth of bottled water to its emergency partner, the Canadian Red Cross, who will distribute it to residents in Lethbridge affected by turbidity in their local municipal water treatment system created by heavy spring run-off from quickly melting snow.
About 49,000 bottles of Nestlé Pure Life Natural Spring Water were delivered to the Red Cross in Lethbridge today to help Albertans deal with turbidity issues in the communities of Coaldale, Coalhurst, Lethbridge, Lethbridge County and Picture Butte.
Nestlé Waters Canada has donated about 200,000 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 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 Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan, forest fires in British Columbia and northern Ontario and boil-water advisories and other potable water challenges across Canada.
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