STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestlé Waters North America has collaborated with relief organizations to donate more than 1.3 million bottles of water to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Thirty-seven truckloads – and counting – have delivered clean, safe bottled water to communities in Texas and Louisiana distributed by relief partners on the ground, including Americares, the American Red Cross, Gleaning For The World, Convoy of Hope and Feeding America.
"We are committed to delivering critical supplies of clean water to impacted individuals, families and communities in the wake of this disaster," said Fernando Mercé, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Waters North America. "I am humbled by the efforts of our dedicated associates and relief partners in providing on-the-ground assistance during this time of tragedy and immense need."
Texas is home to more than 1,300 Nestlé Waters associates and Ozarka® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, which is sourced from three natural springs in the state, and distributed regionally in Texas and several nearby states. Since 2007, Nestlé Waters North America has donated more than 5 million bottles of water to disaster relief and other important causes in Texas.
Nestlé Waters will continue to monitor the evolving needs in Texas and Louisiana and work closely with its partners to provide additional assistance. Deliveries are currently under way to disaster relief sites in Houston, San Antonio, Arlington, Corpus Christi, and El Paso.
How to Help
Those interested in aiding relief efforts can support the work of the American Red Cross or Americares. To get in contact with or to seek assistance at a disaster relief site, please call, e-mail or visit the following websites:
About Nestlé Waters North America Nestlé Waters North America provides people with an unrivaled portfolio of bottled waters for healthy hydration. Brands such as Ozarka®, Poland Spring®, Nestlé® Pure Life®, Perrier®, and S. Pellegrino® have driven Nestlé Waters North America to be the third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S. Nestlé Waters North America also owns and operates ReadyRefresh SM by Nestlé®, the largest home and office water delivery service by volume in the U.S. Based in Stamford, Connecticut with some 8,500 associates, Nestlé Waters is committed to reducing its environmental footprint across its operations. As a natural resource company, Nestlé Waters sustainably manages our 47 spring sources and maintains nearly 14,000 acres of natural watershed area. The company is also committed to creating shared value and being a good neighbor in the 140 communities where it operates in the U.S.