Culligan Donates Safe Drinking Water to Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Aug 30, 2005, 01:00 ET from Culligan International Company

    NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid reports that many people
 are without potable water, Culligan International Company is donating five
 semi-trailer trucks full of safe, bottled drinking water to Gulf Coast
 residents in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
     Culligan is providing shipments of bottled water to residents of Mobile,
 Ala., Biloxi, Miss. and Gulfport, Miss. through the non-profit organization
 Convoy of Hope, which is dedicated to supplying relief to disaster victims
 around the world.  Culligan, one of the best-known producers and distributors
 of bottled water and water treatment products, is also providing bottled water
 to the American Red Cross for its use in other areas in need.
     "Safe drinking water is a vital part of life, something that many
 Americans take for granted every day.  After a disaster like this, having safe
 drinking water is an essential human need.  We are proud to join the relief
 efforts to help victims of this terrible hurricane as they pull their lives
 back together," said Mark Glenn, bottled water manager for Culligan.
     Culligan has a history of providing bottled water following disasters,
 including hurricanes, tornadoes, the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 and
 the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
     About Culligan
     Among the most widely recognized brand names in America, Culligan
 International Company has been manufacturing and distributing water treatment
 products since 1936.  Culligan's worldwide network of dealerships and
 licensees is committed to delivering superior customer satisfaction and
 expertise.  For more information, call a local dealership or 1-800-Culligan or
 visit Culligan's website at .

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