Nov. 3, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- More than five million bottles of water will be arriving this weekend and early next week in
communities hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Approximately 100 trucks will be converging on the region from
Nestle Waters North America
(NWNA) plants in
, where employees are working tirelessly to meet the acute needs of storm victims. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York Office of Emergency Management made the request for bottled water to meet immediate need in the region.
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Nestle Waters North America is also donating 200,000 bottles of
water that had been designated for the
Marathon. With that event now cancelled, all of that bottled water is being turned over to relief agencies. This brings total bottled water donations by NWNA to more than 775,000 bottles, most of which have by distributed through disaster relief partners
The American Red Cross
For example, the Red Cross is using bottles of
Nestle® Pure Life®
sent to its Somerset, New Jersey warehouse
to provide assistance to people in shelters and communities in that region facing disruptions in municipal water supplies. AmeriCares has received donations of
water to be distributed to The Salvation Army for
, and Nestle® Pure Life® to help residents of
New York City
"The bottled water industry plays a critical role at times like this to provide large quantities of clean, safe water that can be transported and stored safely," says
, vice president corporate affairs for Nestle Waters North America. "We are proud of the efforts and commitment of our employees across the country who work around the clock to get water to people in need."
The 5.4 million additional bottles requested by FEMA will be arriving between Sunday and Tuesday, and will be staged from
Floyd Bennett Field
, as well as from
Lakehurst, New Jersey
People who would like to learn how they can support relief efforts should visit:
About Nestle Waters North America Inc.
Nestle Waters North America
is the nation's leading bottled water company. Nestle Waters offers consumers a variety of portable, calorie-free bottled waters, including
and other natural spring water brands; Nestle® Pure Life®, a nationally distributed purified bottled water; and international brands, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and
. Most recently, the company has added a refreshing line of ready-to-drink iced teas. Nestle Waters North America is committed to creating shared value for society. It does so through healthy hydration, jobs and benefits to communities where it operates, and environmental stewardship, most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. People's interest in reducing their calories from beverages and having a reliable second source of water has led
to be third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S.