Canadian water distributor Nestlé Waters Canada provides over $50Gs of bottled water to help flooded New Brunswick communities.
July 16, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff
FREDERICTON, New Brunswick—Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, says it has donated $50,854 worth of bottled water to its emergency partner, the Canadian Red Cross, who will distribute it to New Brunswick residents still without access to their usual water supplies due to lingering power outages in the aftermath of post-tropical storm Arthur.
About 271,808 bottles of Nestlé Pure Life Natural Spring Water and Montclair Natural Spring Water will be delivered to the Red Cross in Fredericton this week to help New Brunswick residents still affected by the power outages. The Company also donated the shipping charges, which amounted to $9,465.
“(Tropical Storm) Arthur caused unprecedented damage to the electrical grid, in turn affecting the ability to pump water from residential wells or community reservoirs and treatment facilities in many areas of the province,” says Canadian Red Cross New Brunswick provincial director Bill Lawlor.
“Access to safe drinking water is a priority for those still without electricity. This donation from Nestlé Waters Canada is much appreciated and helps ease the strain on families still coping with this significant disruption to their day-to-day routine.”
Nestlé Waters Canada has so far donated more than 1-million bottles of water to Canadians in need across the country 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 a long-time supporter.
Over the last decade, 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.
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, BC, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, BC; Puslinch and Laval, Que., approximately 400 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.
For further information, visit www.nestle-waters.ca.