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Oct 6, 2009

5,000 Gallons to Atlanta Flood Victims…And Counting

The numbers are starting to roll in for bottled water donation to the Atlanta floods.

5,000 gallons is what we’ve seen from Nestlé Waters North America. The water was delivered to the American Red Cross’ relief operation warehouse in Forest Park, Georgia, for distribution to communities. From a press release:

“Deer Park strives to be there in times of emergency,” said Alex McIntosh, director of corporate citizenship. “In 2008, Nestlé Waters delivered more than 2.7 million bottles of water to citizens and relief workers affected by natural disasters and emergencies, and our 8,500 employees are proud to donate their time and bottled water products when communities are in need.”

“We’re thankful for the support of Nestlé Waters North America,” said Lauri Rhinehart, vice president of development operations for the American Red Cross. “Through their donation of water, the American Red Cross will be able to meet the needs of the community.”

Heard of other donations?  Let us know at [email protected].

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. Additionally, IBWA requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Model Code is an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization.

For more information about IBWA, bottled water and a list of member‚ brands, please contact
Jill Culora, IBWA‚ Vice President of Communications at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].


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